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Shaanxi History Museum

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Address: 91 Xiaozai E Rd, Xi'an 710061, China
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Phone Number: 85219422
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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 must see Museum when you visit Xi`an, irregardless if you have already visit Terra-cotta Warriors. This place show you all the main artifices that span across before Qing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must see Museum when you visit Xi`an, irregardless if you have already visit Terra-cotta Warriors. This place show you all the main artifices that span across before Qing Dynasty to Tang Dynasty and it has many interesting thing. For those that does not have chances to have close distance looking at Terra-cotta Warriors, you can see some of them... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is one of the most famous museum in China, if you want to better understand the history of china, it is the place you must go, it will bring to the good old days of china

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Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting history museum, covering Chinese ancient history leading up to about 1000 AD. Very impressive artefacts on display (including a group of terracotta warriors). And best of all, it's free! (but remember to bring your passport)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was very impressive, it was well laid out and had English captions for it's displays. I particularly enjoyed the large display of ceramics from the Tang Dynasty, something I had never seen before.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came on a Sunday in winter so weekdays might be different but the lines were intense. We paid the entrance fee and I think it was worth it to skip the queue. When we arrived it was around 11 and it was really crowded, started to thin out when we left around 12 so I think there might be... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has nicely contracted and well organized (even tough they can add more English signs) but there were so many people in it that we eventually gave up and left.

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

5000 free tickets are distributed per day, expect a long queue. You may buy ticket for special exhibition, that cost 30rmb, no need to queue up. Disappointing museum because: - unorganised, no map, no recommended route - too crowded, you could hardly see the display because there are many tour guides speaking, people are standing in front of display -... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many beautiful artifacts, all the way to Tang Dynasty (collection post Tang dynasty is rather meagre) We rented an audio guide which is necessary for the visit, but unfortunately was not well implemented-- the commentary wasn't great. Hope they sort that out. place was quite packed with people so be prepared for that.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the most worth seeing antiques are bronze wares and chinas as well as golden wares,amazingly delicate!the ancient Chinese were so full of wisdom! you can have a glance to the long history of the country and civilization,just a tip of the iceberg!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do leave Xian without visiting this museum! definitely a must-see. It contained so much priceless artifacts. You'll be awe-stroked b the 2000+ yrs of history and culture. Although entry is free, but you have to queue with hundreds of locals. My advice is to pay a small fee without queuing.

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