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Shaanxi History Museum, Xi'an

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History Museum
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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  • 早上不到九点去排队的,结果还是排错了队,排成了30元每人含额外展览的队,听说免费的队伍非常长~ 主展厅是三个,而这三个也真的是人挤人到无法多做逗留,建议有能力的还是带着讲解员来看。展厅是以时间朝代为分隔的,所以还是很清晰明了的。没时间去西安其它景点的,来这里就了解了全部的历史。 其实不花钱的展厅一楼还有两个,人并不算多,不知道是不是很多人以为就三个?没给五星纯是因为人太多了!  more »
  • Visit to the Museum we had combined with outside, wild goose pagoda. The place itself is very nice! You need to go through the Park. All range of green. The Museum is nice but it would be good to have a guide.
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  • This visit gives you insight of the Chinese culture and early history. It is essential for you to visit to get a first hand feel of Chinese History.  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.