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The Silk Road Sights

Shaanxi History Museum (Shǎnxī lìshǐ bówùguǎn)

  • 91 Xiaozhai Dong Lu Map It
  • Xian
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 03/05/2013

Fodor's Review

Although museums in China are often underwhelming, this is a notable exception. The works in this imposing two-story structure, built in 1991, range from crude Paleolithic stone tools to gorgeously sculpted ceramics from the Tang Dynasty. Several terra-cotta warriors taken from the tombs outside town are on display. The exhibits, which have English descriptions, leave no doubt that China has long been the world's most advanced culture. The museum is free; a limited number

of tickets are handed out in the morning and the afternoon. Arrive early, and bring your ID.

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91 Xiaozhai Dong Lu, Xian, 710061, China

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Tues.–Sun. 8:30–6

Updated 03/05/2013


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