The Ancient Animal Fossil Museum in Hezheng County, Linxia

Where is the Ancient Animal Fossil Museum?

Hezheng Ancient Animal Fossil Museum is located in Cheng Guan Zhen Liang Jia Zhuang Cun, Hezheng County, Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province. Established in 2003, which is a secondary state-level museum. The total area accounts for 4.33 hectares and the building area is 8,000 square meters. 

Why is The Ancient Animal Fossil Museum So Special?

The Ancient Animal Fossil Museum totally has more than 1,500 high-quality fossil representatives of four ancient animal groups in different ages on display; categorized as Hezheng Fossils Exhibition of Four Ancient Animal Groups and Hezheng Ecological Rehabilitated Exhibits of Four Ancient Animal Groups. And Fossils Exhibition of Four Ancient Animal Groups has been honored as the Excellent Award in the 10th National Museum Top 10 Exhibitions.

The typical ecological landscape of the four ancient animal groups of Hezheng changed the single display of the exhibits into group display, highlighting large-scale simulation scenes, bringing tourists back to prehistoric times with a large number of fossils, presenting them to the audience in a vivid and intuitive form, leading the audience to think about the evolution of ancient animals and the harmonious development of human and nature.

Main Attractions of The Ancient Animal Fossil Museum

The Ancient Animal Fossil Museum is divided into two parts: first museum exhibition and second museum exhibition. There are more than 30,000 kinds of ancient animal fossil collections which consist of 3 classes, 8 orders and 150 species that including the A-level fossils are more than 50, the B-level are 180 and the C-level are 350.

How to Get to The Ancient Animal Fossil Museum?

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Take the shuttle bus at Lanzhou South Bus Station and get off at Hezheng county. The museum is about 1 km away from the north of the county.

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