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The Gansu Provincial Museum is the biggest comprehensive museum in Gansu Province, It is Located in Lanzhou City and divided into two sections-natural resources and historic exhibits. It is one of the best sights in the city and a travel is well worthwhile. Built in 1956, the museum covers a total area of 18,000 square meters (about 4 acres). The museum complex is made up of three separate buildings linked by corridors, and further divided into two sections, the natural resources section downstairs and historical exhibits upstairs. It has more than 100,000 historical and cultural relics as well as plant, animal, and mineral specimens in its collection.

Designed by soviet experts, this museum will provide visitors with a unique and memorable experience. In addition, the museum is home to precious linen and silk fabrics, books, wooden and bronze vessels, a great many bamboo slips for writing from the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220), frescos and so many other items. The Gansu Provincial museum consists of three parts, the two wings of the building are three storied and the main building in the middle has five levels. At the back of the building, there is a display hall and a lecture hall. In addition to the cultural relics preservation building, there are also the Hanjian building, and the cultural relic chemical examination repair room.

The world-famous bronze Galloping Horse's Hoof Stepped on a Flying Swallow, also named as Galloping Horse, is a treasure of Gansu Provincial Museum. Excavated in 1969 in Wuwei County, Gansu Province, the piece depicts a vigorous horse with long tail waving and head perking. Its three hooves are in the air, galloping like lightening. What makes this sculpture amazing is the right back hoof of this galloping horse lands on the back of a small flying bird. The bird turns in surprise to look at the big creature on its back.The whole statue is honored as the mysterious and rare treasure in the history of Chinese ancient sculpture art.
Here are some guide information about Gansu Provincal Museum. The detail is following:
Address: Qilihe District, Lanzhou, Gansu Province
Admission Fee: 35RMB for p.p
Opening hours: 09:00 a.m-17:30 p.m
Contact Hotline: 86 931 2339133

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