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Well worth the visit , lots of history of the area around Lanzhou and the people who lived there , no charge to get in , worth hiring a guide to explain things ,
You will see lots of information and maps about the Silk...More
This musuem has many fine exhibits but this iconic 2000 yo statue is the iconic symbol of Han China that you will find repeated all over China - even in Xinjiang cities such as Dunhuang and Kashgar.
Of all the pieces of art I wished...More
There are excellent exhibits and artifacts located within the museum
The most famous is the bronze sculpture of the flying horse
It is also a good place for,the introduction of the Silk Road
The museum is organized into multiple sections including some of the highlights...More
So much to see, the history and artefacts from the Silk Roads, the Han dynasty 2000 year old bronze flying horse (amazing) as well as a great section on fossils and pre historic dinosaurs and to finish off a beautiful extensive display of butterflies. There...More
Even though I am Chinese and have been to Lanzhou 11 years ago, I stopped by to swallow some bowls of pulled noodle. However, I stumbled upon a lot more than just noodle in this museum, so many unseen beauties lying in the museum, so...More
This is a very nice museum housing artifacts from many thousands of years history of the silk road. The museum provided a guide who spoke English. She was very nice and knowledgeable. Although we had only one hour to spend due to our tight schedule,...More
I was so impressed with this museum. They have an amazing butterfly collection, very good fossils, ancient Silk Road civilizations exhibit with a claim to the oldest pottery in the world, 6,000 years!! There is a fantastic display of Buddhist art and a section on...More