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Shaanxi History Museum, Xi'an

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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. Make Shaanxi History Museum a centerpiece of your Xi'an vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Xi'an tour planning site .
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  • I am a big fan of museums, but this one had a couple of issues. First, there are five sections, and three of the five were closed. Second, the crowds were unbelievable. I don't think I've ever been to...  more »
  • Just buy tickets go on tour schedule so I was visited, but felt it trying in a long line of weary. Who can slow time is spectacular, so is recommended. Like the history of the 0/800 direction and thought.
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  • If you're interested in Chinese culture and history, you have to go to Xi'an. It was the capital of several important dynasties in Chinese history including Tang and Western Han. You will see amazing ...  more »
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  • Nice modern museum. Too bad I arrived late so could only see 4 halls. Opening hours are not correct. Officially (mentioned on the ticket) open from 830 till 1800 from March till November but it was already closed at 5pm and entry only allowed until 4pm.
  • Crowded, very crowded even in a low season. It packs more people than British Museum in a single business day. Don't queues for the free tickets, there's no queues if you pay RMB30 for a ticket which also gives you access to paid sections in the museum.
  • It contains thousands of precious historical remains and objects. A really good way to understand Chinese history, at least a part of it.
  • Nice museum. Contains details about Chinese history from bronze age
  • A world-class museum with multiple pieces at the national treasure level (highest possible). Hint: an ancient piece with scripts on it is likely to be a national treasure. Must see if you are visiting Xi'an. Free admissions. The museum limits 5000 visitors in the morning and another 5000 in the afternoon. Arrive early to get free tickets. Passport or ID is needed. To get the best of it, hire a tour guide (right past entrance) or rent a guide machine (left past entrance)

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