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Shaanxi History Museum

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Shaanxi History Museum

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Xi'an to Louyang Private Day Tour by High Speed Train: Longmen Grottoes and Shaolin Temple
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Xi'an to Louyang Private Day Tour by High Speed Train: Longmen Grottoes and Shaolin Temple

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Take one day to travel round-trip from Xi’an to Luoyang by high-speed train to visit two famous attractions, Shaolin Temple and the Longmen Grottoes. Your private guide picks you up in Luoyang and takes you to Shaolin Temple to watch a kung-fu demonstration that displays amazing martial arts moves. Then head to the Longmen Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage with Chinese Buddhist stone carvings that cover the rock mountain inside and out. Your private tour includes transportation, entrance fees, lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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Stephen C wrote a review Jul 2020
902 contributions95 helpful votes
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This is a must visit venue for history buffs. You will be able to find relics from the numerous dynasties that had their capital in Chang'an (ancient name for Xi’an). The main relics are displayed in exhibitions 1 to 3. Be prepared to set aside two to three hours so that you have sufficient time to read about the relics. The audio guide is also available but it is only in Chinese language. There are also people offering guided tours but for a fee. Well locals get the visit for free (but limited to 3000 a day). Foreigners can purchase tickets at 30 RMB each. You will however need to book your tickets two days in advance. Else it is likely that the tickets will be sold out by the time of your visit. Remember to bring your passport alone for ticket collection.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Second man in Rome wrote a review Apr 2020
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The most impressive museum I saw in China, at least regarding China's Imperial period (yes it even out does the National museum on that front in my opinion) Full of beautiful and significant artefacts. I had some difficulty visualising the high culture and life of the Han and Tang periods before visiting this museum but it really helped with that (at least for the affluent) while also showing the cultural diversity of said periods through many of it's interesting and often beautiful artefacts. It's an absolute must for history lovers however crowds are a major issue. The museum is very popular and it was extremely crowded when we were thier. Our guide told us that this was sadly typical so be prepared to be jostled or have difficulty sticking with anyone your with, probably best to go your own way and meet up with people outside the exhibits. Despite this with my interests this was still my favourite place in Xian and one of my favourite in China and if your a history lover and keep yourself focused on the exhibits you should still have a great time.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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ceetom1 wrote a review Jan 2020
Los Angeles, California358 contributions43 helpful votes
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Visited here in November and glad I did. This museum is fortunate to be located in an area where ancient finds sometimes are discovered at construction sites. Some of them are about 1500 years old. They even have the lantian man skull on display. It dates over a million years old. For those of you who enjoy historical finds, you will not be disappointed.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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omega123 wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore5,885 contributions105 helpful votes
This is by far the most expensive entrance fee of the attractions that I had visited but worth the cost. Peak season is RMB300/pax while off season is RMB270. The free ticket had to be done in the museum's website using WeChat. Spot issuing of the free ticket was not in operation when I was there. The most exquisite exhibits are those in the most expensive exhibition room, the Tang Murals. The other areas are the free entry and the RMB50/pax. The RMB300 or 270 allows you to hit all 3 areas in one go. This place is worth at least a day's of effort to appreciate its displayed exhibits and their high degree of exquisiteness. As most of the explanation is in Chinese, an English guide is helpful.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Rupert S wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore281 contributions124 helpful votes
Absolutely not to be missed. Some of the exhibits are really out of this world. Such is the beauty and rarity of these. And so much rich history behind the reasons for the relics. An experienced guide who takes you through all the important relics is highly recommended
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Date of experience: December 2019
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