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Gansu Provincial Museum

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Well worth the visit , lots of history of the area around Lanzhou and the people who lived there... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ihsan O
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Normally i get bored at museums but this was an exception. Wonderful displays and amazing... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
Anita H
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“silk road”(16 reviews)
“flying horse”(5 reviews)
“worth a visit”(4 reviews)
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No.3 Xijin West Road, Qilihe District, Lanzhou 730000, China
+86 931 234 6308
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Ihsan O
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

The Silk Road exhibit which we had come to see was for some reason closed. The rest of the museum has poor labelling and not well displayed. A lot of communist proporganda taking over a large area.

Thank Clarky57
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Normally i get bored at museums but this was an exception. Wonderful displays and amazing artefacts that have weathered very well over 5to 6 thousand years. This is a must see

Thank Anita H
Reviewed 12 December 2017

This museum is more interesting than I expected. There is an interesting collection of Silk Road items from excavations. If you have time in Lanzhou, it is for sure worth a visit.

2  Thank Haelen
Reviewed 9 October 2017

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

2  Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

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

2  Thank Allan & Amy T
Reviewed 31 August 2017

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

1  Thank Theresa B
Reviewed 7 August 2017

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

Thank QiangpingW
Reviewed 6 August 2017

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

Thank TravelMario64
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

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

Thank bean802
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