24 Hours Hotline: +86 137-3541-1378


Your Location: Home > Xi'an Attractions > Banpo Neolithic Village Museum

Banpo Neolithic Village Museum

Banpo Museum, Xi'an (Chinese: ???????)

Brief Introduction 
The Banpo museum, located in the eastern outskirt of Xian City, built at the base of the excavations of the Banpo site. It is the first prehistoric excavation site museum in China. Banpo Culture can be dates back around 6,000 years ago (5000-3000 BC), it was named after the first discovery of this civilization in Yangzshuo. It is a typical settlement of matrilinear clan commune of Neolithic Period. People used to live here and used tools made of wood and stone to find food. Women, the crucial labor force, were responsible for making pottery, spinning, and raising the family, while men fished.  As the precious cultural heritage in China, it plays an important role in researching the history of primitive society of China. This museum is divided into two exhibition halls, houses artifacts from the archaeological site of Banpo, gives access to the excavated buildings, has a collection of artifacts from the site, and also has several reconstructed houses designed to resemble the Neolithic settlement.

Banpo Culture
Banpo is an archaeological site discovered in 1953. It contains the remains of several well organized Neolithic settlements carbon dated to 5600–6700 years ago. At that time, people live there, the houses were circular, built of mud and wood with overhanging thatched roofs, the houses were supported by timber poles, many of which were semisubterranean with the floor typically 1 meter below the ground surface. They sat on low foundations. There appear to be communal burial areas.


It's the type site associated with Yangshao Culture. Archaeological sites with similarities to the first phase at Banpo are considered to be part of the "Banpo phase" of the Yangshao culture. 

According to the Marxist paradigm of archaeology that was prevalent in the China during the time of the excavation of the site, Banpo was considered to be a matriarchal society. 

What to see in Banpo Museum

Exhibition Halls
Banpo Museum consists of two exhibition halls, both of which displays the unearthed relic exhibitions. The first exhibition hall mainly displays the production tools and domestic tools made of stone, wood used by Banpo People, which include stone knives, sickles, fishhooks, specula and so on, from which we can know the life style of the people thousands of years ago. In the second exhibition hall, you can see a lot of major inventions and art items that made by pottery basin, such as a pointed-bottom bottle, a pottery steamer and pottery basin, which can reflect the social life and culture.


The Site Hall
The Site Hall is high archaeological value, covering an area of 3,000 square meters and contains residential, pottery making and burial sections, among which the residential section is the main part of the site. The residential section houses the kilns, housestombs and huts. From here, you can know more about Chinese culture, and will be impressed of the aboriginal village and the living condition of the forefathers, reflecting the civilization of that period of time,

Bus Routes:  
No 105, 269, 406 or 416 and get off at Banpo Bowuguan (Banpo Museum) Station.
No. 29, 43, 45, 203, 205, 206, 215, 603, 608, 611 and get off the Bell Tower

Metro Routes: 
Line 1 and get off at Banpo Station. Get out from Exit A. Keep walking toward west for around 5 minutes and then turn south to walk for around 2 minutes along Banpo Road.

Address: No.155,Banpo Road, Dongjiao district, Xian
Admission Fee: CNY35, (Banpo Agricultural Village: CNY25)
Opening Time: Mar to Nov: 08:00-18:00
                      Dec to Feb: 08:00-17:30
Time for Visit: 2 hours
Tel: 029-83512807

Recommended Xi'an Private Tour including Banpo Neolithic Village Museum
1. Full Day Xi'an Private Tour of Terracotta Warriors and Banpo Neolithic Village Museum

Questions & Answers or Review
* Full Name
* E-mail
* Title of your review
* Your review

The following Diverse Xian Tours & Packages may also interest you!

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter

Tour Style:If you are limited on time, but want to go home with a great understanding of Xi'an, this fully guided xian one day tour package is perferct for you. Accompanied by your Private tour guide, marvel at the Qin Terracotta Warriors, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visit Bell Tower and stroll down the Muslim Quarter to explore its aboudant delicous Xian snacks and rich culture of Muslim. Hotel pickup & drop-off, local guide, transportation and entrance fees are all included.

View Details
From $87 p/p

Duration:6-8 Hours

Attractions(Cities):Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Xian Ancient City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Tour Style:Terracotta is known as one of 'Eight Wonders in the World', which means it attracts the huge crowds and long lines throughout the year. Book this one day Xian tour with us, you'll not waste a second of your precious Xian holiday time waiting in the line. Accompanied by your personal guide, get an insight about the history and secrets of the amazing historical sites when you visit the Terracotta Warriors, ancient City Wall and Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Make the best of your time to get a depth understanding of its culture, stories and people.

View Details
From $92 p/p

Duration:3-4 hours

Attractions(Cities):Local Family Visiting, Dumpling Class or Noodles Class

Tour Style:Uncover the ancient secrets of Making Chinese Dumpling or Noodles on a 3-4 hours cooking class in Xian. With your friendly local guide, immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of a local market to gain insight into Xian's rich culinary culture, and purchase fresh ingredients from enticing stalls. Under the guidance of the local hostess, prepare local delicacies and learn how to make dumplings or noodles. Moreover, you'll have a great party to taste your own hand-made dumplings or noodles and snacks with hostess & your guide together. It's also a great choice to talk to the locals to know its people, culture and local lifestyle.

View Details
From $58 p/p

Duration:2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):Terracotta Warriors, Big Goose Pagoda,Tang Dynasty Show, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter, City Wall, Shaanxi History Museum

Tour Style:Hit the Terracotta Warriors and other highlights of Xian without the hassles of planning on this 2-day Xian travel package with your personal guide. Discover the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, one of the eight wonders in the world, explore ancient City Wall, explore the history of the Bid Wild Goose Pagoda and learn the Muslim culture on Muslim Quater. Your knowledgeable and friendly guide, transportation service with professional driver will make you a memorable stay in Xian.

View Details
From $143 p/p

Duration:4-5 Hours

Attractions(Cities):Terracotta Warriors

Tour Style:Terracotta Warriors is truly a remarkable place to visit if you are interested in Chinese history. Get a handy private half day terracotta warriors with your local Xian tour guide, to avod crowded tour buses and slow-moving tour groups, let you explore the famous Terracotta Army, which knowns as one of "Eight Wonders of the World" at your own pace with flexible starting time. This half day tour includes city transportation, entrance fee to the Terracotta Warriors, professional guide and more!

View Details
From $65 p/p

Live Chat

Share to

Certificate of Excellence
2012 ~ 2024


Xian Private Tour - Day Tour

Your Idea of Your Trip
(> 11 years old)
(2 - 11 years old)
(< 2 years old)
Date of trip
Hotel Class
Any specific requests/interests?
Contact Information

(Your Privacy is Protected)

Full Name: *
E-mail: *
Your Age: *
Nationality: *
Online Chat ID: *
Leave your online Chat ID here. We will get in touch with you within 10 minutes.


1 to 1 tailor-made service from our professional travel advisors for the most sophisticated


Constantly excellent reviews for attraction, hotel and service Competitive price

Value Guarantee

Local experts provide quality tours Best selected knowledgeable local guides Authentic local restaurants

Stress-free Guaranteed

7*24 hours available to create you a worry-free tour. No Hidden Fees and absolutely no pressure to buy. Secured

Who choose us

Copyright © 2017 www.xianprivatetour.com All rights reserved.  浙ICP备18056007号-6

To Top