Museums in Xi'an

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Museums in Xi'an

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  • Sjakie S
    Hoorn, The Netherlands652 contributions
    You can go there by public transport (bus) from the Xi'an bus station, which is on the opposite side from the railway station (the one without the bullet train, near the city). A bus leaves every 10 minutes and costs 8 yuan to and 10 yuan back. Go first to pit 3, then 2, then 1,for the best wow effect. Very impressive!
    Written May 18, 2022
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  • Edward L
    Bristol, UK81 contributions
    Worth a visit if you are interested in the history of the region. Artefacts are well displayed but it is worth taking a Chinese friend as in common with most Chinese museums the individual items are only labelled in Chinese although each section does have an introductory notice with an English translation.

    You will need to book ahead on line and if you are a non-Chinese citizen you need to go to the ticket office on the right of the main square. Remember to take your passport!
    Written March 4, 2022
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  • PBlyth
    Tampa, FL234 contributions
    This is smaller than the museums in Shanghai and Beijing but it has a decent collection of statutes, bronze bells, carvings, funerary mausoleums, and a good collection of Terra Cotta warrior clay items including a life sized set of carriages.
    Worth a visit for those interested in Chinese history without being overwhelmed. Set in a beautiful park like area with flowering trees and duck ponds. Very picturesque.
    Written April 6, 2020
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  • Knock
    Ko Kret, Thailand23 contributions
    The museum is a wonderful place to experience an interesting calligraphy lesson. The museum ticket is included a private English speaking tour guide who is very knowledgable and explained all the artwork and China history to us, also give us an insight of Chinese life both in the past and at present.
    Last but not least, Calligraphy art is real amazing!!!
    Written December 10, 2019
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  • Stephen C
    1,075 contributions
    This is a museum of stone monuments and carvings. It is housed in a former Confucius temple.

    You will find stone monuments and epitaphs from past dynasties here. If you understand the language, the inscriptions on some of the stones are by legendary poets.

    Personally, I thought the museum can be better run. Lighting in the exhibition halls should be brighter so that visitors can read the inscriptions. They should also do a better job maintaining the stones as many of them look old and dusty. While u can understand that they would like to maintain the original look and feel, it does give one the impression that it is not well run.
    Written July 5, 2020
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  • SingaporeGirl
    Singapore, Singapore520 contributions
    Often over-shadowed by the nearby terracotta warriors, this Neolithic site is still worth a visit. The museum is newly refurbished, signage is good, and a walk around the site is both instructive and interesting. Less crowded than other sites.
    Written October 28, 2019
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  • Stuart B
    Deal, UK1,656 contributions
    This original old house located near the end of the Muslim Quarter is well worth a visit. An interesting place to visit if you are in the Muslim Quarter and have a little time free. You won't need much time to explore, but worth it.
    Written August 18, 2017
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  • Jessica L
    London, UK119 contributions
    Not sure whether it's because we visited on a weekday, or it's just as quiet on weekends... This place is a very relaxing quiet spot about 10 mins from the subway. Monks live and meditate there, and there are a few areas which are not accessible.

    It's a great place to go if you want to know what Zen is like, and how Chinese Buddists worship and spend their day.
    Written May 21, 2016
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  • Dannie TY Lim
    8 contributions
    This is a huge place with a lot of walking (but then again, where in China you don't have to walk). The place is well organised (for a tomb).
    Written August 6, 2019
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  • Alliohna
    327 contributions
    We were driven here with our Exoticca tour, straight from the bullet train we took from Beijing, so this was out first glimpse of XiAn. We came almost before the closing, so were rushed a little and our guide Sumana had to beg the security guide to let us take some photos by the Pagoda. We were bitten by mosquitos in the gardens.
    Written December 7, 2019
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  • CelineBrussels
    Germany590 contributions
    It is the former residence of Cheung who changed the course of modern Chinese history. It is very interesting and with many photographs and documents. I highly recommend it for people who are interested in modern Chinese history. One can easily spend one or two hours there.
    Written November 26, 2019
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  • Ltp_BKK
    Bangkok, Thailand459 contributions
    This museum exhibits the Chinese style architecture buildings, such as theater, houses and temple. If you are interested in Chinese architecture, you will love this place. Entrance fee is 120 RMB. However, it quite far from the city.
    Written June 4, 2019
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  • texas_forrest
    Plano, TX842 contributions
    The museum is attached to the Westin hotel. Admission is free to hotel guests. Take time to visit. 30-45 minutes is plenty of time to see the treasures here.

    There is an app you can load on your phone which will provide English explanations of the exhibit
    Written January 7, 2018
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  • MCortes512
    Boise, ID36 contributions
    1st- Its FREE! This little gem is north of Xi'an in the suburb/town of Xianyang.
    2- its not busy so you don't feel like cattle going through like many other popular attractions.

    Its a great little museum if you want to see some terracotta soldiers up close. The cases are smaller so you really get to experience the details. It is also in a nice areas, there are some cool shops nearby and you get to experience more authentic culture. The grounds of the museum are lovely with many trees and even places to sit. It took us about 2 hours to meander through all the exhibits and we learned a lot.
    Written January 18, 2017
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  • Jinny57
    Twin Waters, Australia534 contributions
    We really enjoyed the history of the wall and could appreciate the pride the locals have in this surviving structure of their past. The steps up are certainly a moderate walkout but the view from the top is wonderful. The stones along the wall though are very uneven so navigating is more problematic if you need a walking aide. I would have loved to see the lights of the wall at night but unfortunately this wasn’t possible this visit. You don’t really need a guide unless you’re wanting a verbal account of the wall’s history. You can just walk as far or a little as you want to get an overall understanding of the wall. For those with extra time the wall is 13.7 kms long. There is an admission price but not a prohibitive one.
    Written September 25, 2018
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