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Xi'an Banpo Museum, Xi'an

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Take a look at one of history's most fascinating matriarchal societies at Xi'an Banpo Museum. The museum and its two exhibition halls house a large numbers of pots, tools, and relics made from stone and wood. Explore the first exhibition hall to understand the everyday life of the matriarchal Banpo people, from social life to art, then learn about the community's ethnology and folklore in the second hall. Take a peek into the lives of people who lived over 6,000 years ago by visiting the excavation and taking a guided tour through reconstructed scenes from the Neolithic period. Using our online itinerary creator, Xi'an attractions like Xi'an Banpo Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Banpo culture existed 6700 years ago, and this place the part of the oldest chinese history! You will see the real "china" they made 6700 years ago! This is just amazing!!! At this place you will feel...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    This museum gives a strong historical context. It's an easy to navigate museum. It is good for individuals and families alike to walk through. The Banpo Museum shows the craftsmanship and resourcefuln...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Saw a lot of old bones, lol. Dig sites but very dark in there. Alot of people. No one to guide you through.  more »
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  • July 8, 2017
    The Benpo museum is a must see. I am an archaeologist and I think this is a magnificent museum. This is public archaeology at its best. Every neo lithic archaeologist should come here. The pottery looks like American Native American pottery. Amaziing.
  • January 7, 2017
    Worth visiting if you have already hit up the other big tourist attractions in the area. They have excavated a village from 6000 years ago. Lots of earthen jars used to bury children. The outside activities were all closed when we went (January).
  • September 9, 2016
    Turned out to be quite an interesting and modern museum. The "kids" area is very interesting, and for 20 yuan they can help you make fire (and light a torch) using prehistoric techniques!
  • July 17, 2016
    Remaims of a 6000 year old village. Very well preserved. The museum is excellent especially the hologram animation and the large screen. I wonder how this is made.
  • September 24, 2014
    This is the sight where the Chinese government got there Olympic mascot inspiration from! Also there are 2 new excavation pits and you can see body's slowly emerging out of the ground

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