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The landmark where tells the history

It was free entry although you need to present your photo ID to get in. To get an overview of this... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
Wateryu W
Sydney, Australia
Qinghai Provincial Museum

Located in Xining square.Free admission just need to show your passport.2 floors of ancient... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Jennefer N
Canberra, Australia
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No.58 Xiguan Main Street, Chengzhong District, Xining 810008, China
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

It was free entry although you need to present your photo ID to get in. To get an overview of this city and how the city form, this is good place to start with. all the paintings, photography, calligraphy all look amazing. This is a...More

Thank Wateryu W
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Located in Xining square.Free admission just need to show your passport.2 floors of ancient artefacts including pottery,utensils and costumes. Also in the square ( but not in the Lonely Planet) is the Qing Hai Art Museum which is 3 massive floors of paintings, photography and...More

Thank Jennefer N
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

This is a nice museum with displays relating to the region, history, local culture, industry etc. I enjoyed the cultural displays the most. Behind the museum there is a high end shopping area with restaurants & shops you might enjoy as well.

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Reviewed 12 June 2017

Few English explanations. No map (in English, anyway). Gives some sense of the archeological history of the region. Once was enough

Thank WagnersParsifal
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Nice museum. We were lucky we had a local translator /guide who told us the stories and cultural aspects behind the scenes. Otherwise it is hard to understand what you see. Thank you Betty.

Thank Ton E
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I really enjoyed the couple of hours I spent in this museum. Although this was my fifth visit to Xining, it was the first time I have been. There is a lot of material on display, much of it really very old. The displays are...More

1  Thank Karen S
Reviewed 28 August 2015

The museum is free before 5pm weekdays. You have to show your passport and they give you a ticket. We spent about 2 hours walking the exhibits. Many of the signs are in English and you get a good appreciation for the history of the...More

1  Thank Lawrence S
Reviewed 8 October 2013 via mobile

Like Lonely Planet said, scaled down in size. Two rooms with some info on the different minorities in the province. Titles are in English, but the main info is in Chinese. The place is hidden away on Xining square because the front door leads to...More

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