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Xian Banpo Neolithic Village

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Article from Xi'an Municipal Commission of Tourism

The Banpo Neolithic Village is located in the eastern outskirt of Xian City, Shaanxi Province. As the first Banpo Neolithic Village at the prehistoric site, it was built at the base of the excavations of the Banpo site. Since Banpo Neolithic Village opened to the public formally in 1958, two million people have visited it.

The Banpo Neolithic Village is a typical Neolithic matriarchal community of the Yangshao Culture dating back about 6,000 years. At that time, the Banpo people used tools made primarily of wood and stone. Women, the crucial labor force, were responsible for making pottery, spinning, and raising the family, while men fished.

The approximately 4,500 square meters (about 1 acre) exhibit area of Banpo Museum is divided into two Exhibition Halls and a Site Hall.

The Banpo Neolithic Village is about 3,000 square meters (about 0.7 acre) and contains residential, pottery making and burial section. And among the three, the residential section is the main part of the site, including the huts, kilns and tombs of the primitive residents. All these present us an outlook of the aboriginal village and the hard situations of the forefathers in pursuing the civilization, reflecting the production level and the social systems at that period of time.

The Banpo Neolithic Village is an extension of the museum based on archeological findings. The entire village enriches the cultural connotation of the museum and carries forward the long and splendid history of China at the same time.

Quick Facts on Banpo Neolithic Village

• Name: Banpo Neolithic Village
• Location: Downtown Xi'an
• Phone: +86-29-87630166
• Dates: Tang Dynasty (618-907)
• Best Time to Visit: April to October
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 2 Hours
• Opening Hours: 08:00-18:00 (April to October), 08:00-17:30 (November to March of next year)
• Admission Fee: CNY 35 (April to October), CNY 25 (November to March of next year)