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Gansu Provincial Museum

No.3 Xijin West Road, Qilihe District, Lanzhou 730000, China
+86 931 234 6308
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Fantastic museum includes Silk Road history and the 2000'year old Flying horse

So much to see, the history and artefacts from the Silk Roads, the Han dynasty 2000 year old bronze... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Theresa B
Perth, Australia
Butterfly and Unearthed Ancient Artefacts

Even though I am Chinese and have been to Lanzhou 11 years ago, I stopped by to swallow some bowls... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Qiangping W
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+86 931 234 6308
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 Qiangping W
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 HCheong
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
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The bronze horse is amazing, the other pottery exhibits were good too, considering they are so old. We were lucky to be with a group that had a translator, however because we were on a tour we didn't get to see the whole museum. You...More

1  Thank BenChar_Wilson
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This was a much larger museum than I would have expected with a large exhibit of pottery and bronze dating back 9 centuries. The English speaking guide was very informative and well worth the 200 RMB. The museum was free.

1  Thank bbuff01
Reviewed 15 November 2016

An excellent museum worth a minimum of three hours of your time. The museum is free but you must get a ticket to enter. The Silk Road exhibit is well thought out and has nice signage in English. The Fossils are nice. The Buddhist art...More

1  Thank MooncakeVixen
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is a pearl with its unique collection from ancient China. You will see pottery with 8000 years old! Bronze sculptures including the famous Gansu flying horse! Beautifully perfect it is difficult to imagine that this horse has almost 2000 years! Must see in...More

Thank Alessandra A
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I visited this museum soon after arriving in Lanzhou. I took the #1 bus from NanGuanShiZi station on Qingyang Road. The museum is free, locals need to show their ID card, foreigners, a passport. Nice exhibits, not all have signs in English.

Thank namei18
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Many things to see in the museum. Red Gansu was about the formation of the Communist Party. Fossils are available. Excellent and free of charge

Thank auntiedoris
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