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“Lovely Park and Dancing Fountain”
Review of Xi'an Museum

Xi'an Museum
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Private Day Tour of Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an Museum, Small Wild Goose Pagoda...
Ranked #14 of 334 things to do in Xi'an
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 391 helpful votes
“Lovely Park and Dancing Fountain”
Reviewed 19 October 2013

We didn't have time to visit the pagoda itself as the queues were enormous (it was Chinese National Holiday), but the park was fascinating; very busy, well laid out, plenty of places to eat (both Chinese and Western).
At 2pm every afternoon the fountains 'dance' to Chinese and western classical music for half an hour. It really was a spectacular display.
The park is free to enter, the only charge being to see the pagoda itself.

Visited October 2013
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“Amazing Fabrics and Jade”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

This is a relatively small museum which mainly houses an exhibition of jade artefacts and exquisite dresses and costumes dating right up to the twentieth century. Unlike most other sites entry is free! In the grounds is the Small Goose Pagoda.

Visited October 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Pretty grounds”
Reviewed 2 October 2013

The whole garden/grounds area of the Small Goose Pagoda are quite well kept and picturesque. I especially enjoyed the rose garden which added some beautiful colour to my pictures of the pagoda. I didn't take time to go through the museum because I'm not much of a fan, but presenting your passport (or photocopy) will get you free entrance to the grounds and museum.

Visited September 2013
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sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Good but not spectacular”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Was interesting but not as spectacular as the other sites in Xian. The large Goose Pagoda in more imposing and in a very nice area of the city.

Visited August 2013
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Liege, Belgium
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“As interesting as the big pagoda”
Reviewed 20 August 2013

You can walk freely in the park around the pagoda. Howeverif you want to climb it, you have to pay (I forget the price). The park is nice and there are a few shops if you want to buy souvenirs. You can also ring a big bell for a few yuan.
The pagoda is smaller than the big one (obvious !) and it may be mpore difficult to climb if you have some troubles (stairs are steep and small. As for the big pagoda, the view on the top is not that impressive because Xi'an horizon is full of ugly buidlings. The top floor has also fences to prevent stuff to fall and it blocks the view.

Visited August 2013
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