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Xi'an Museum, Xi'an

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Delve into the history of the city at Xi'an Museum, which showcases thousands of relics from the area’s rich culture, displayed with English explanations. The museum forms part of the “Small Wild Goose Pagoda” complex, and can be visited free of charge as part of the compound. Admire an array of local artifacts and antiques, ranging from religious statues and paintings, to ceremonial relics, as well as delicate jade and ceramic pieces. Put Xi'an Museum and other Xi'an attractions into our Xi'an trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • it was a nice little collection of antiquities. it is also free, so that was cool! if you cannot read mandarin don't expect to learn a ton about traditional xian culture.  more »
  • This is smaller than the museums in Shanghai and Beijing but it has a decent collection of statutes, bronze bells, carvings, funerary mausoleums, and a good collection of Terra Cotta warrior clay...  more »
  • As far as museums go in China, this one was particularly well done. Most of the stuff in the museum was translated into English, and there was so much to look at. Giant rooms full of pottery, jewelry and sculpture, some of which are more than 2000 years old. If you aren't really into art, there is an impressive amount of historical information and perspective on the more than 2500 year history of Xi'an. And to top it all off, the museum its is free (at least it was the day I went, as the Small Wild Goose Pagoda was closed for climbing due to renovations). The Small Wild Goose Pagoda is really cool and dripping with history, making it a must-see in Xi'an, and while you're there, you absolutely need to stop in this museum. You won't regret it
  • If you have already visited the Shaanxi Musuem or are planning to visit it during your trip to Xi'an, you could skip this one. It is a small museum accompanying the Small Pagoda and doesn't have a variety and diverse items and relics as those in the Shaanxi Museum.

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