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Shaanxi History Museum, Xi'an
(4.3/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
One of the largest institutions of its kind in the country, Shaanxi History Museum offers an illuminating glimpse into the past through collections of fossils, bronze artifacts, and ancient artwork gathered from around the region. Explore the museum's exhibit halls, many of which feature architecture reminiscent of Tang Dynasty buildings, to browse more than 350,000 items ranging from golden statues to famed terracotta warriors. You'll find that many of the museum's displays feature information and descriptions in English, which make sightseeing even more pleasant and informative. Keep in mind that the museum only offers a limited number of tickets each day, split between the morning and afternoon sessions. Be sure to check out the museum website for information regarding ticket distribution times, as well as temporary exhibits, group tickets, and special events. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Xi'an holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Shaanxi History Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Hotel to reach the Shaanxi History Museum, far to see the people queuing to receive tickets! Although many people, but very efficient, 20 minutes to get a vote with the ID card for the votes! Even the...  more »
  • The museum consists of different sections - from stone age to modern times. Very well presented historic items. Guides available. Splendid. 
  • Shaanxi history museum is one of the four China Museum, cultural relics unearthed in the relics of Tang Dynasty are three large exhibition hall in Shaanxi's history, from Shang Dynasty to Qin, to the ...  more »
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  • One of the better museums I've encountered in China, with nicely designed lighting, and effective displays of a bewildering array of artefacts.
  • Lots of artwork, statues, jewelry, etc. If you are a history buff, this is a must. Includes some of the Terracotta Warriors.
  • Awesome museum. First it is free, though there would always be 30-meter line-up queue to get the free ticket. While you could buy a ticket for an extra exhibition entrance with 20yuan. It is real bargain to avoid the queuing. The collection is quite stunning . It took me almost 3 hours to visit around the museum. quite rewarding! One more thing, must rent an electronic guide, it would explain the exhibits in details.
  • Great place to learn history.
  • Tons of cultural artifacts, worth paying to get in.