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“A great place to understand Chinese Civilization”

Shaanxi History Museum
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Half-Day Private City Tour of Shaanxi History Museum and Big Wild Goose Pagoda
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Xi'an Full-Day Trip: Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum and Xi'an Museum
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$97.00*
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Small Group Day Tour of Xi'an City Highlights
Ranked #5 of 336 things to do in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence
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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
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“A great place to understand Chinese Civilization”
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
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Excellent”
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
Level 6 Contributor
400 reviews
226 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
“Very busy, but ok”
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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270 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Good insight”
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
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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