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“Worth a detour”
Review of Xi'an Museum

Xi'an Museum
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$125.50*
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Full-Day Xi'an Cultural Private Tour with Shadow Puppet Performance and Pottery...
Ranked #14 of 333 things to do in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence
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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Worth a detour”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Didn't go into the museum but walked around the small goose pagoda. You won't need to spend much time here but lovely to see. Fascinating to hear how an earthquake previously seriously cracked the pagoda and then 200 years ago another one closed it again. Its been standing for hundreds of years which is amazing since its stuck together with sand and sticky rice!

Visited October 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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241 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“A wet morning in Xi'an!”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Perhaps I got less out of this because of the very english weather we were treated to that morning! The pagoda was ok-just! I'm crtain it would have looked better in sunshine. Inevitable renovation going on on site!

Museum was better and an excellent escape from rain!

Visited April 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“City plan for 1,000 years long, from Qin to Ming Dynasty”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

A great place to spend for one afternoon in Xian. If you are interested in City PLan, the exhibition for Xian city plan from Qin, Han, Sui, Tang and Ming Dynasty with different locations is worthwhile to visit

Visited April 2013
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Austin, TX
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36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Part of 14 day tour of China with Travel China Guide”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

You might well OD on museums in China, but each is different. The key is to visit at your own pace and try to have a guide that knows the history if possible. We did not rent the earphones available and that might have been worthwhile, but we did not want to spend time at EACH display. Our guide pretty much suggested we roam through the museum for an hour and then we walked through park at the Small Goose Pagoda. This area is undergoing some construction (possibly rebuilding some original walls) but is a very nice park and worth the visit. You can visit both in 2 - 3 hours or spend the day - your call

Visited April 2013
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Henderson, Nevada
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45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fascinating collection of artifacts”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

The museum has a wonderful collection - nice peaceful location in the middle fo the city. surrounded by gardens and water with the small goose pagoda - lovely location. The surrounding area had a lot of construction going taking place around the shops and gardens - once that is done it will be a nice place again.

Visited April 2013
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