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Xi'an Museum

Address: 72 Youyi Xilu, Xi'an 710068, China
Phone Number: 029-8780 3591
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Xi'an Full Day Sightseeing Tour - Shaanxi History...
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Ranked #12 of 317 things to do in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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thailand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This museum has free entrance, but the daily number of visitors is limited to 4,000 (I believe), on a first-come-first-served basis. Since I came after lunch, I was afraid that I would not get a permit. Fortunately, the system works in such a way that half of the daily tickets are reserved for the afternoon crowd! You must remember to... More 

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New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

very good museum, with some exceptional pieces. The entrance is free, but there's usually a line as they limit the number of people that can go in. We were there with an infant on a cold day, so we when we were approached by some locals offering to get you tickets for 10 RMB, we gladly accepted given the circumstances.... More 

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Langfang, China
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is a lovely small museum with some great pieces of Chinese history. The entrance ticket is free when you show your passport or id, although there may be a limit to the number of free tickets they give out a day. The ticket also includes the temple and small pagoda. There is an additional fee if you'd like to... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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96 reviews 96 reviews
47 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We really enjoyed this museum on a cold damp day. It is beautifully laid out, with objects well-displayed. It is true there is not a lot of information in English. But the objects displayed were exquisite. It is on the grounds of the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which we were not permitted to climb because we are too old! (over... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A compact museum with excellent pieces and display makes it easy and enjoyable for any age. If you are some that likes to spend several hours there's plenty to see, but it is laid out in a way that those who have limited time can also great an insight into the history of the region. Entrance fee is cheap but... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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41 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Hope this is the right museum, its with the Pagoda mentioned. Interesting exhibits, beautifully displayed, not a very big place but worth a look.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

If you don't read Chinese, make sure you get a guide. Most of the captions are in Chinese. Lots of artifacts but lack of explanation. However, if you like history, should pay this visit

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

If you plan to visit the Little Goose Pagoda than the Xi'an Museum is on the same grounds. The highlight for me was the model of ancient Xi'an (in the basement). The grounds and museum are free but you need to have ID to get your free admission from the ticket booth. I didn't have my passport but my Ontario... More 

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Yakima, Washington
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11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I wish we'd had more time at this museum. It wasn't on our original itinerary (time constraints, alas) but we were in the vicinity and decided to take a half hour to run and see as much as we could! My sister chose to see the Buddha exhibit (she loved it!) while I powered through the bronzes (awesome!). There was... More 

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London
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

If time is short, i would give this a miss. There is a little to see but not much. There is more to see in Xian. We were only here for a day and a half, and have managed to pack a lot in, but could have visited the Drum or Bell Tower instead.

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