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“Really interesting if museums are your thing”

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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Small Group Day Tour of Xi'an City Highlights
Ranked #5 of 336 things to do in Xi'an
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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.).
Reviewed 27 July 2014

I like history and culture so this was great.

The museum starts with early man and goes through evolution.

Arrowheads from the terra-cotta warriors are here too along with a few of the warriors.

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Reviewed 25 July 2014

This museum is absolutely perfect. It's very well laid out and displays many incredible items from Chinese history.

It displays a few selected warriors from the terracotta army, some of the best, and you can get a good look at them from quite close.

All rooms are made to be seen in a particular order, from older to newer ones. While this makes the visit interesting, this can be a huge pain when getting there around opening hour, as at this time, everyone is packed in the first rooms.

Go early, and bring your passport, this museum is free, don't be fooled by guides with "entrance incuded". The queues might seem long but they are actually really quick, Chinese people only have to scan their ID card, which only takes a few seconds each. All you need as a foreigner is to give them your passport number (that doesn't seem to be checked in any way)

Small tip: if looking for food there, go on your left after exiting the museum, then left again on the street going on its East side. There are lots of cheap and tasty food there, and some really good pastries.

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Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

We visited here as part of a tour. We have seen a few regional museums and some better.

The highlights are seeing the Terracota Army statues. This can be very crowded.

There are other interesting displays on other archeological finds.

The is worth a visit. Try to go early to miss the tour crowds.

Thank bertiekerr
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Love the amazing exhibits. You start to identify what each period in chinese history is famous for, eg Han pottery are distinct from earlier periods, bronze urns and jars from Chou dynasty, etc... Entry to the museum is free but a long queue. To avoid the queue, pay 20 yuan to get a ticket.

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

There is a lot to see inside the museum. We had a licensed guide with us and our fee included admittance. This meant that we did not have to queue. Well worth it.

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