Shaanxi History Museum

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Shaanxi History Museum, which located to the northwest of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda in the ancient city Xi'an, in the Shaanxi province of China, is one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China. The museum houses over 300,000 items, including murals, paintings, pottery, coins, as well as bronze, gold, and silver objects.

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Shaanxi History Museum
Shaanxi History Museum

The modern museum was built between 1983 and 2001 and its appearance recalls the architectural style of the Tang Dynasty.Shaanxi was an important province in China's imperial past. Xi'an served as the capital of China for 10 dynasties over 1,100 years, from 221 BC to 904 AD. It was the seat of China's first imperial civilization. Xi'an, a place of great significance in Chinese history is well-endowed with historical sites and relics. Now most of these relics, once scattered around the region, have found their way to Shaanxi Provincial Museum.

Shaanxi History Museum
Shaanxi History Museum

The building covers a area of over 70,000 square meters and houses more than 37,000 historical relics excavated from all over Shaanxi Province. The collection includes bronze ware from the Western Zhou Dynasty, 3,000 years ago, terracotta figures, gold and silver ware and murals discovered in Tang tombs.

Shaanxi History Museum
Shaanxi History Museum

Layout of Shaanxi History Museum

The main part of the museum is composed of three sections: the General Exhibition Hall, the Local Themes Exhibition Hall and the Temporary Exhibition Hall. If you are interested in Chinese culture, there is the option of seeing a tomb murals exhibition for an extra 150 yuan.

Shaanxi History Museum
Shaanxi History Museum

The exhibit, main part of the museum is composed of three sections: the Basic Exhibition Hall, the Theme Exhibition Hall and the Temporary Exhibition Hall.

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