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Gansu Provincial Museum (Gānsù shěng bówùguǎn)

  • 3 Xijin Xi Lu Map It
  • Lanzhou
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/20/2010

Fodor's Review

The most famous item in this excellent museum's collection is the elegant bronze "Flying Horse," considered a masterpiece of ancient Chinese art that you'll find replicated all across China. Other notable objects include a silver plate documenting contact between China and Rome more than 2,200 years ago, and wooden tablets used to send messages along the Silk Road. Not all exhibits have information in English. Admission is free but you'll need your passport.

Sight Information


3 Xijin Xi Lu, near Lanzhou west train station, Lanzhou, Gansu Sheng, 730050, China

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Closed Mon.

Published 01/20/2010


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