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Shaanxi History Museum

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Introduction to Shaanxi History Museum

Shaanxi Provincial History Museum is located in the northwest of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian. The museum was built in 1983 and opened to the public in 1991. Covering an area of 65,000 square meters, the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum is the first large-scale modern national museum in China. Now the museum is a must-see tourist site for tourists traveling to Xian and is a great site to display the history, culture, and civilization of both Shaanxi Province and ancient China.

The construction of the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum is very elegant and dignified in the traditional architecture style of Tang Dynasty, which is featured with style of central palace hall with four worship houses around. Combining the ancient traditions and local features, modern technology and facilities are applied in the construction of the museum to preserve and exhibition of the cultural relics.

The museum is divided into the two major parts, the cultural relic reservoir area and the exhibition hall area. While the exhibition hall area is further divided into four main groups, they are Preface Hall, the permanent exhibition hall, the temporary exhibition halls, and an exhibition hall for Tang Mural Paintings.

Shaanxi Provincial History Museum has collected more than 370,000 precious relics, including bronze wares, mural paintings in Tang tombs, pottery figures, terracotta figures, currencies, gold wares, jade wares, bronze mirrors of Han and Tang dynasties, and so on. Make the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum a part of your Xian tour and get to know the splendid cultures and civilization of ancient China.

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91 Xiaozai East Road,Xi'an

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Main Sights

Exhibition Hall 1-3,  Exhibition Hall of Tang Murals and Paintings, Treasures of Great Tang Dynasty

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Travel Information

Admission Fee: Free (4,000 free tickets each day)
Opening Hours: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Best Time to Visit: Shaanxi History Museum is suitable to visit all year round.

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1. Take buses 5, 19, 24, 26, 27, 30, 34, 400, 401, 521, 527, 701, 710 or 722, getting off at Cuihua Road stop.

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Travel Tips 

1. Try to avoid visiting during the summer holidays and Golden Week in October as it will be extremely crowded.


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