Banpo Neolithic Age Museum Tours – China, Shaanxi Province, Xian

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Banpo Neolithic Age Museum
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Banpo Village, Xian, Shaanxi Province, China
Hours : 8:30am-5:30pm

About this place

Banpo Museum is the first on-the-site museum in China that was discovered in 1953 accidentally 
when the government building a power plant. This is a village lived by people 6,000 years ago which 
is called Neolithic Age. Covering an area of 50,000 square metres, Banpo museum can be devided 
into three main parts, the residential area, the burial area and the pottery-utensil-making area. 
Banpo Museum was set up on the basis of the archaeological excavation in 1958, including two 
exhibition rooms and a big hall that covers the village remains. There are almost 8,000 pieces 
of pottery relics excavated from this site and now on display in the first exhibition room. 

take metro line one to Banpo station

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