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Shaanxi History Museum

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Address: 91 Xiaozai E Rd, Xi'an 710061, China
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This history museum, housed in a magnificent Confucian Temple, features...

This history museum, housed in a magnificent Confucian Temple, features more than 370,000 pieces of historical relics mainly from the Zhou to the Tang periods (1100B.C. to 907 A.D.).

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A historical journey through time...

Very good place to visit if you wanted a quick Chinese historical lesson in 3 hours. Beautiful and fascinating artifacts. The museum offers limited free tickets per day so you can... read more

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Very good place to visit if you wanted a quick Chinese historical lesson in 3 hours. Beautiful and fascinating artifacts. The museum offers limited free tickets per day so you can imagine the crowds. But you can easily pay 30RMB for a ticket and you won't have to queue for the free ticket.

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Thank Babemoon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressive museum in Xi'an, spend almost an entire day here (also because of the rain). Had an amazing volunteer guide us who spoke perfect English and had lots of knowledge about almost everything in the museum. If Chinese (and Xi'an) history interest you this is a must see.

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Thank DutchBrogrammer
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A packed small museum with many artefacts. The audio guide offers little more than the captions. It's very full and poorly lit so difficult to get a sense of the history. Best part was the treasures of the Tang Dynasty in room 4(?) where there was also an interesting film about the origin of the treasure.

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Thank Jane W
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried to visit about 2pm on a Sunday afternoon. The line for tickets was so long we had to miss it. Disappointing.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, it's FREE! And you will learn how each dynasty develop the culture and acknowledge the history of China. I really like when they put story from room 1-2-3 in order and tell the story by the timeline. I spend 2-3 hours there before walking to the big wild goose pagoda. It was a great place to start... More 

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Thank Ladymook
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Old and historic artefacts found in this museum dating back to thousands of years BC. There is a general storyline of the main dynasties flowing through the exhibits. Very knowledgeable museum guide in Mandarin language.

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Thank Wui-Tek K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Entry to the Shaanxi History Museum is FREE. Just present passport at the Free Ticket Counter to collect the entrance ticket. But be prepared to go early in the morning to queue up to get the tickets. There are lots of things & artifacts on display. This is the Right place to learn about the History of China from Xia,... More 

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Thank PrincessFebruary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the museum in the afternoon and had no problem with crowds. There was a line for the free tickets for those over 65. (they cost 30 rmb) You need to bring your passport to get in. We rented head phones. Some of the collection had good English descriptions so they are not absolutely necessary. the We took... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Reading books - but also visits to Museums always enable a traveller to increase the knowledge about a place - reading ahead of a visit and the museum on the spot. We really enjoyed a visit of the museum which brought us a lot - it was like a trip across the various dynasties.

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Thank Bariloche-61
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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