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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 #8 of 240 Attractions in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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46 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I had a great experience here, having come from the overcrowded Shanxii History museum. This museum was much less crowded, and allowed for a much more private and enjoyable experience. They did not have terracotta warriors (but you'll probably being going to the Terracotta warrior museum anyways,) but have great bronzes and ceramics from the Shang, Zhou, Qin, Han, and... More 

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