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Shaanxi History Museum

Shaanxi History Museum-Shaanxi Provincial Museum is located to the northwest of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian, is one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China.

Shaanxi History Museum-Shaanxi Provincial Museum houses over 300,000 items including murals, paintings, pottery, coins, as well as bronze, gold, and silver objects. The modern museum was built between 1983 and 2001 and its appearance recalls the architectural style of the Tang Dynasty.

Shaanxi History Museum-Shaanxi Provincial Museum

What's hot at Shaanxi History Museum-Shaanxi Provincial Museum:
Fossils of the Lantian Man (preceded Peking Man),
The Deer Pattern Eaves Tile from the Qin Dynasty,
The Kneeling Archer, a 120 cm tall figure unearthed in 1977 from Emperor Qin Shi Huang's tomb
The Four Footed Li, a Shang Dynasty bronze cooking utensil,
Playing Polo, a Tang Dynasty mural of people playing polo in China,
The Empress's Seal, a jade seal from the Western Han Dynasty, excavated near the tomb of Emperor Gao Zu, the first emperor of the Han Dynasty — one of the most important imperial seals ever found in China.


Admission Fee: The museum issues 4,000 free ticket a day. (2,500 tickets before 14:00 and 1500 tickets in the afternoon).
1. An individual tourist can get only one ticket for himself / herself at the ticket office by the valid certification (such as ID card or passport). Group tours should be booked 24 hours in advance between 09:00 and 17:00.
Reservation Tel: 029-85269547
2. CNY 20 for the Exhibition Hall for Treasures of Great Tang Dynasty
3. CNY 300 for the Exhibition Hall for Mural Paintings of Tang Dynasty
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday:
09:00 to 17:30 (Nov.15 to Mar.15; tickets available before 16:00);
08:30 to 18:00 (Mar.16 to Nov.14; tickets available before 16:30);
Closed on Mondays
Recommended
Time for a Visit:
Two hours
Tip: Tourists are suggested to avoid visiting the museum in July and August because of the crowdedness. Chinese summer vacation is from July to August so that many parents bring their children to travel during this period.
Audio Guide Device: Deposit: CNY 100; Rent: CNY 20
Bus Route: Take Bus No. 5, 19, 24, 26, 27, 30, 34, 400, 401, 521, 527, 701, 710, 721, 722, or Tourist Bus You 6, or You 8 (610) and get off at Cuihua Lu (Cuihua Road) bus stop.

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