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Xi'an Museum

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Address: 72 Youyi Xilu, Xi'an 710068, China
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Phone Number: 029-8780 3591
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One-Day Tour: Essence of Xi'an and Terracotta Warriors

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Xi'an History

Museum does excellent job of providing history in both Chinese and English. Revel in 1000's of years of history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Museum does excellent job of providing history in both Chinese and English. Revel in 1000's of years of history.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Xi'an museum was very interesting and held lots of information about dynastic cutlery, jewellery. Basically, daily items. Outside it has a large beautiful garden where there's a pagoda and a bell. You can ring the bell for 5 yuan (3 times) and it's great fun to give yourself an earthquake- gong like experience.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The building itself is quite beautiful as are the surrounding grounds with fountains, bridges and such. Inside are housed treasures going back many centuries. I was here with a tour so there wasn't nearly enough time to explore the whole museum. It's adjacent to the grounds of the Jianfu temple - the Small Wild Goose Pagoda - another wonderful place.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very modern museum in the gardens that surround the small goose pagoda, it's worth a stop if you're coming to see the temple and grounds. There is a great model of ancient Xi'an in the basement and some beautiful statuary and pottery in the cases. Although it's all quite small, there are some exquisite exhibits and for the price,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on our SNA tour and it was School Holidays. However, our tour guide Vina was very good and her knowledge exceptional. We enjoyed viewing the rooms and artifacts and seeing the schoolchildren who were very polite. Chinese families, very interested in Western people, very kind and interested. We felt like artifacts as well....lol. A lovely museum and the... More 

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Holyhead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't think my review will be a fair reflection on the museum itself, as it was ridiculously hot on the day we actually decided to visit. There are a LOT of fine cultural relics kept here, most of which were unearthed in the important tombs and the capital sites of the Zhou Dynasty. It is a three-storied building, with... More 

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Murray, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interested in real traditional architecture and relics, this is the place to be. Even though Xian is an ancient city, not much real stuff has left. This is one of the few.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had guide with us to explain what we were looking at, interesting, exhibits behind glasses, air conditioned shop, take water with you

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

This is a must go point and very valuable place to understand the history of Xi'an which is over two thousand years. it's free but too many people. Highly recommend to book the ticket online.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The museum is located in the same vicinity as the small goose pagoda and can be accessed through the northwestern exit gate. It is not as informative as Shaanxi museum and if you are on a tight schedule, feel free to skip it. Entrance is free and just bring along your passport. *Museum is closed every tuesday*

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