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The Coal Museum of China

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Address: No.2 West Main Street, Yingze District, Taiyuan 030002, China
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Phone Number: +86 351 658 3208
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I wanted a break from Temples and Monasteries, so this seemed a good option. It's only a short taxi ride from most of the downtown area. When I was there, it was hard to find the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2014
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015

The museum does indeed teach us about the various uses of coal and it's energy potential. But, its exhibits admittedly seems a bit dated and getting old. Also, it's almost all in Chinese Mandarin. What i did not like was that they charge an additional 100 RMB for a mandatory "guide" to take you through the museum!! If you're Chinese,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2014

I wanted a break from Temples and Monasteries, so this seemed a good option. It's only a short taxi ride from most of the downtown area. When I was there, it was hard to find the entrance because there was a large market area set up in front of the building. I finally located the ticket office off to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

Since we were on an early afternoon flight, we had only one attraction to visit in Taiyuan, the Coal Museum of China [中國煤炭博物館]. We had thought that a museum dedicated to coal would be boring but it wasn't at all. The highlights of the visit were the 4D theater about the geological formation of coal and the visit to a... More 

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