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“A great place to understand Chinese Civilization” 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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Ranked #5 of 240 Attractions in Xi'an
4.5 of 5 stars 685 Reviews
Type: History Museums, Museums
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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.).
Milano, Italia
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“A great place to understand Chinese Civilization”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Great museum, explanations in English are really good. It also allows you to better appreciate the Terracotta Warriors. You may need a guide, though, to really see the best things among the huge amounts of artworks displayed.

Visited March 2013
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Montrouge, France
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Very informative for kids and adults alike. We enjoyed the visit a lot. Lots of places to discover. It was on two floors and on the second floor they have a second part. For museum lovers this is definitely a treat.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
“Very busy, but ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We visited in August which was apparently the school holidays for most, and getting to see the exhibits was quite problematic. It was a good way to learn about the different dynasties and eras, with some impressive exhibits. As we had two kids, they lost interest quite quickly, but would be nice if it had less people around.

Visited August 2013
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sydney
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Good insight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This museum gives a very good insight to China's ancient history.
Try to go in non holiday time to avoid the crowds.

Visited August 2013
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Berkeley, California
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“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

This museum houses fantastic artifacts with well-explained displays. The only downside is that it can get crowded, but I still think it's worth a visit--perhaps even one of the best things to see within the city--when you're in Xi'an.

Visited July 2013
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