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Reviewed July 20, 2013

The Shaanxi History Museum has got a small but well curated selection of Terracotta warriors and horses. For me the way these were displayed gave me a more personal and better experience than going to the main tombs outside Xi'an (which was impressive but disappointing).

They have many other artifacts from the local area and this museum is definately worth a few hours of your time.

You need to show your ID at the little ticket booth to the left of the main gate off the street (probably your passport) to get an entry ticket which is free.

Thank plunet
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

This lovely museum is situated in Xian and has gardens around it
I spent a very informative couple of hours learning about this beautiful city's past from the very primitive beginnings to the tHan dynasty and beyond. This museum is well used and although there were many people viewing the exhibits one could move around quite freely and take photos. I was amazed by the many items found locally that were on display. Many were everyday items but there were many exquisite pieces of small jewelry and intricate jade and precious items, including dies for making money. There were many statues of horses and camels, very realistically carved yet dating back over fifteen hundred years

Thank chanel16calgary
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

The treasures in this museum are lovely...so much to see. The audio translation is good. A lot of ceramics on display.

Thank NevaBug
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

The Chinese visitors may like this because it gives a nice history of China. There are a lot of old pots, some bronze items, some nice terra cotta warriors. However, we had been to the warrior museum earlier, so this was redundant.

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Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

This museum has a comprehensive timeline of Chinese civilization that is only amazing if you have a guide to bring it to life. Thankfully we had Tracy from Xian Allen's private tour company to help us bridge the dynasties and human evolution. My mind was blown by how so many cultures around the world share so many traits in common. Also tickled how the Chinese buckled down and got economic when they transitioned from the spendy Qin dynasty to the sensible Han dynasty.

Crowded and a bit chaotic, the museum is still VERY worthwhile if you are guided through it. Do it prior to the warriors site...otherwise, you miss the ENTIRE point of visiting Xi'an

Thank ChiGirl78
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