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Xi'an Banpo Museum

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North of Banpo Village, Baqiao District, Xi'an 710038, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little known place but worth the effort to visit to better understand how early people lived in the Xian area 6000 years ago. There were no queues or x-ray machines!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank roamas
Reviewed 19 November 2018

This museum was suggested by our tour guide. The exhibit was somewhat cheesy but it was very interesting to visit the actual archeological site and see the artifacts in situ.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kwin79
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Stopped at the BanPo Museum on our way back from visiting the Terracotta Warriors, for a visit of about 60 minutes. The site date from about 4,800 BC, and the museum offers some remarkable insights into life in the Neolithic period in China.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Our hired taxi took us here before going to see the Teracotta Warriors. It’s well worth the 60-90 minutes to visit. I never knew about this place, and never had seen 6,000 year-old relics and archaeological ruins. Excellent.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RockiesResident
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Neolithic settlements remind me how closely we humans are related and how many early populations around the world used similar methods. Wooden frames for their huts reminded me they might just as easily been made Iroquois.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kwaaak
Reviewed 22 October 2018

The excavation site takes us back to an ancient civilization that once inhabited this area dating back 5000 years.This neolithic village was discovered in the 1950s. I found it interesting but only for about a half hour and then I was ready to leave.There were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Astrid1511
Reviewed 17 October 2018

It is an interesting place with a lot of history. It presents the ancient lifestyle of people before the start of the dynasties. The excavation sites have human remains and artifacts. It is not a huge place and only takes about an hour.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Betty C
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The BanPo Museum provided an outstanding opportunity to look back 5000 years at a civilization that inhabited the area that now resides under the museum cover. The excavation has been carefully done and the exhibits look fresh and new. There is plenty of english subtitles....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Skocean2018
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Really interesting slice of ancient pre-history in this Neolithic village discovered in the 1950s, and archaeologists have yet to piece it all together. (e.g. are some of the markings on carved rocks recovered in the excavation a form of proto-writing?)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mdb67
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Felt the museum did not explain well how the prehistoric people acquired their building and living technology nor how comparable civilisations were evolving elsewhere

Date of experience: October 2018
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