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Gansu Provincial Museum

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Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Introduction to Gansu Provincial Museum (甘肃省博物馆)

No.3 West Xijin Road,Lanzhou,GansuAs one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilization and important part of silk road, Gansu Province is rich in historic relics and antiques. Thanks to the advantaged conditions, Gansu Provincial Museum has a collection of more than 350,000 articles, including historic relics, ethnic antiques, fossils and specimen. 

In this museum, you can see the paleontological fossils and specimen in the cretaceous period, the painted pottery in Paleolithic and Neolithic ages, the bronze ware, pottery, and jade articles in Shang and Zhou Dynasties, Silk Road civilization, and porcelain, wood carving, silk fabrics, and paintings in Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties. Among all these valuable historic heritages, there are several pieces which are world famous, like bronze galloping horse from Eastern Han (25–220).

The museum mainly has five exhibition halls, namely, the Hall of Gansu Historical Relics, the Hall of Gansu Natural Resources, the Hall of Jiayuguan Murals of Wei and Jin Period, the Hall of the Yellow River Ancient Elephants, and the Hall of Red Army's Long March via Gansu.

The first hall displays about 1,500 items of unearthed relics including vessels and agricultural tools, painted pottery bowls and excavations form the Silk Road during the Tang and Han Dynasties.The second hall displays about 1,380 items of real objects and models showing the profile of Gansu Province.

The third hall exhibits more than 60 murals on the tomb describing the imperial life, the daily life of the aristocrats and laboring pictures of the common people. The fourth hall shows a 4-meter-tall and 8-meter-long fossil of the Yellow River Xiphodon mammoth. The last hall exhibits revolutionary relics of the Long March. 

   
Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Location

No.3 West Xijin Road, Qilihe District, Lanzhou, Gansu Province

   
Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Main Sights

Five main exhibition halls: the Hall of Gansu Historical Relics, the Hall of Gansu Natural Resources, the Hall of Jiayuguan Murals of Wei and Jin Period, the Hall of the Yellow River Ancient Elephants, and the Hall of Red Army's Long March via Gansu.

   
Shanhaiguan Great Wall 

Travel Information

Opening Hours: 9:00AM~5:00PM (last entry at 4:00PM, closed on Mondays)

Admission Fee: free

Visiting Time: 1~2 hours

Best Time to Visit: suitable to visit all year round

   
Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Transportation 

Take bus 1, 18, 31, 50, 53, 58, 71, 74, 75, 77, 106, 127, 129, 137, 302 or 311 from Lanzhou downtown and get off at Qilihe Bridge Station.

   
Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Travel Tips 

1. It is free for helping with your luggage and belongings storage.

2. Free wheel chair is available in demand of your ID card and a refundable deposit of 200 Yuan.

3. Audio guide service costs 10 Yuan with a refundable deposit of 500 Yuan.

4. Free guide service is available at 09:30AM and 3:00PM everyday. You need to wait at the reception desk of Museum Guide Service.


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