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“A great day” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shaanxi History Museum

Shaanxi History Museum
91 Xiaozai E Rd, Xi'an 710061, China
85219422
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Xi'an Day Tour: Shanxi History Museum, Xi'an City...
Ranked #4 of 317 things to do in Xi'an
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Owner description: 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.).
Hamilton, New Zealand
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“A great day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

A wonderful museum with many wonderful exhibits. All the signs and exhibits had English translations which were great as we could take our own time and look at the articles and pieces on display with out the need of a guide. This is a very educational place and we learnt a lot about Chinese history during our visit.

Visited March 2013
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Incline Village, Nevada
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“Worth the visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

It is difficult to give a review of this museum as it has many areas and rooms to visit. The pottery figures and the large bronzes are very interesting . There is a huge bronze wine container which tells me that wine was an important part of their lives. There is a jade gallery which was interesting because os the different kinds of jade.

Visited March 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Shaanxi is the correct spelling. There are two provinces. The other one is Shanxi.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This museum has a nice collection of artifacts found in Shaanxi Provence. Since this was the capitol of ancient China for over 1000 years, there is a lot of history here. The best thing here is the collection of terra cotta warriors. You can see them up close and not behind glass. It is a great photo op. With a foreign passport the ticket is free, but you still must get in line to get a ticket. There is little English, so a guide is quite helpful. Plan on 1-2 hours.

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Lots to see at this museum, need a good few hours here. If I remember correctly, there seemed to be quite a queue to get tickets but someone kindly told us that we were queuing behind a queue for tour groups so be careful where you queue! Also, apparently they give out a certain amount of free tickets so get there early haha but its not expensive anyway but who doesn't love a freebie!

Visited September 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Magnificent Museum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This is a really sound place. We only had a couple of hours there but the sheer volume of artefacts, well laid out and in chronological order, merits at least a full day's viewing.
The chinese seem rightly very proud of their long history and this museum demonstrates this! It is packed with chinese punters and sharp elbows are required when attempting to view some of the displays! However, it is well worth the effort and I loved it!

Visited April 2013
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