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Must-Visit Museums in Xi'an

TOP 1
Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum
4.7/5
87,155 Reviews
Xi'an
33.4km from downtown
Museums
M12***51
"The Terracotta Warriors are too worth going. As one of the eight wonders of the world, the Terracotta Warriors and Horses looked at the terracotta Warriors more than 2,000 years ago and felt it was still very magical. I looked carefully and wanted to see it for a while longer. The tour guide Li Yama was not urged. The time was just right. Hahaha, it seems that this half-day tour is really deep in my heart. It is mainly the 1~3 pit. The 1 pit is the most shocking. In fact, there are still many underground ones that have not been dug out. Because of the protection of the Terracotta Warriors, because it will be oxidized. The current technology has not found a solution to protect the appearance of the oyster, so temporarily not digging is the protection of oysters. (I hope to see the new pit when I come back to Xi'an in a few years.) Thank you for the warm service of Guide Li and driver ~~~."

Reasons to Recommend: The Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses, also known as the Terracotta Army, is located about 1.5 kilometers east of the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor and forms part of the extensive necropolis. There were more than a thousand terracotta soldiers unearthed here, each with a different facial expression. Standing before the massive underground army, you will feel the extraordinary might of the Qin Emperor that enabled him to unify six warring states two thousand years ago. The Qin Emperor Ying Zheng began building the mausoleum for himself at the age of 13. Nearly 720000 men and 38 years were required to complete this vast project.

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TOP 2
Shaanxi History Museum
4.6/5
29,273 Reviews
Xi'an
4km from downtown
Museums
山在穷游
"As a net red attraction, what is the best thing in Shaanxi History Museum that we should punch in? In fact, there is a best way to let us to verify and judge whether this thing is a good thing, that is, the independent exhibition hall. I think that's one of the ways that many people would go to museums for exhibitions. But the layman watches the lively, the insider watches the doorway, what kind of background story has what kind of characteristic, worth us to study, this everybody needs to use the museum to explain the machine. Of course, volunteers are also organized to explain at the Shaanxi History Museum, but the explanations are always occasional during the epidemic. Also, to see the very fine murals, you need to put extra prices into special exhibition halls to see them. Fortunately, now that information is so advanced, we don't have to wait in line for each exhibition and each hall like we did 10 years ago. We can get admission tickets by online booking. Although museums can be difficult to get through sometimes, people can do it by constantly swiping tickets and occasionally find one or two."

Reasons to Recommend: The Shaanxi History Museum is a good place to learn about ancient Chinese civilization. The museum houses bronze artifacts from the Shang and Zhou dynasties, gold and silver artifacts of the Han and Tang dynasties, and Tang dynasty murals, of which a large portion of them are treasures of the Han and Tang period. The Beast-Head-Shaped Agate Cup, the Silver Pot with Design of A Horse Dancing and Holding A Cup in Its Mouth, and the “Huang Hou Zhi Xi” are cultural artifacts that the country has prohibited from leaving the country and can only be seen in the Shaanxi History Museum.

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TOP 3
Xi'an Beilin Museum
4.7/5
5,164 Reviews
Xi'an
807m from downtown
Museums
华骅
"Founded in AD 108, Xi'an Stele Forest is the earliest collection of ancient stone stone in China, the largest number of a treasure house of art, display from the Han to Qing Dynasty stone stone, epitaphs a total of more than 1,000, here stone, as the name of the forest."

Reasons to Recommend: Xi'an Beilin Museum is located near Wenchang Gate. The museum contains a forest of stone monuments, stone carvings, etc. Among them, the forest of stone monuments is composed of monuments and epitaphs from past dynasties. It is the highlight of the museum. In the Beilin Museum, you can admire inscriptions and epitaphs of different dynasties. The collection of inscriptions and epitaphs spans over 2,000 years.

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TOP 4
Banpo Museum
4.6/5
1,968 Reviews
Xi'an
9.9km from downtown
Museums
华骅
"The Banpo site in Xi'an reveals the rich cultural connotations of social organization, production and life, economic form, marital status, custom and culture, and art of a typical matriarchal gentile settlement of Yangshu culture in Neolithic times, which was about six thousand years ago."

Reasons to Recommend: The Banpo Museum was built on the Banpo archaeological site located just east of Xi’an in the Yellow River Valley. The Banpo archaeological site has some 6,000 years of history, holding the remains of Neolithic settlements. Banpo is considered to have been a matriarchal society. Inside the Banpo Museum visitors can discover scenes reproducing daily life of ancient tribes. You can also learn about their unique system of entombment and their painted pottery. In one of the museum’s exhibition rooms, you can even see a replica of the famous “human-faced fish” pottery bowl. (The original is in the National Museum of China).

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TOP 5
Xi’an City Museum
4.6/5
726 Reviews
Xi'an
2.5km from downtown
Museums
angel水清
"If you have been to the Shaanxi History Museum and Baoji Bronze Ware Museum, you will find the first exhibition hall of glass world is very beautiful, bronze wares and other collections of Shaanxi Libo more"

Reasons to Recommend: The Xi’an City Museum is located inside Jianfu Temple. This is an excellent place from which to learn about the development of this ancient city. The main exhibition hall’s theme is named “The Ancient Capital Xi'an”. Visitors can learn all about Xi’an’s thousand-year history and subsequent development. The exhibits in the museum show the progression of the development of Xi’an City from the Zhou Dynasty to the Ming and Qing Dynasties. There is also a model of Xi’an City throughout various dynastic periods that allows you to see the scale, layout and living conditions of the city’s distant past.

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TOP 6
Shaanxi Nature Museum
4.5/5
693 Reviews
Xi'an
7.1km from downtown
Museums
华骅
"The Shaanxi Natural Museum has five major themes: life science, geology, paleontology, ecology and science. Life science will be the main characteristic of the Shaanxi Natural Museum, and ecology is the advantage of Shaanxi."

Reasons to Recommend: The Shaanxi Natural History Museum is located on the roundabout around the TV Tower in Chang'an South Road in Xi'an, including the Natural Exhibition Hall, the Science and Technology Exhibition Hall, the Curtain Theater, the Outdoor Exhibition Area, and the Temporary Exhibition. Its Natural Exhibition Hall and Science and Technology Exhibition Hall are divided into north and south sides by the Shaanxi TV Tower. The Science and Technology Exhibition Hall has a glass sphere, while the Natural Exhibition Hall has a crescent shape. The two represent "Sun" and "Moon".

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TOP 7
Tang West Market Museum
4.5/5
350 Reviews
Xi'an
3.8km from downtown
Museums
Leila_KAYA
"There are very few people in the museum, it is very comfortable to visit, and the exhibits are very interesting. Several restoration models of Datang West City make people feel at home, very grounded, and long knowledge. It is quite interesting, it is not big, not enough to visit."

Reasons to Recommend: The museum was built on the site of the "West Market" in Chang'an City, Tang Dynasty. West Market was the international market and entertainment center at that time. Through the glass floor in the hall on the first floor of the museum, you can see the foundations, roads, and gutters of the West Market. The museum also has collections of the artifacts in Tang Dynasty. Not only can we see the style of the Tang Dynasty, but we can better appreciate the prosperity of the Tang Dynasty.

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TOP 8
Daming Palace Site Museum
4.4/5
102 Reviews
Xi'an
3.6km from downtown
Museums
LikeGor
"The Daming Palace National Heritage Park is a large park, which may be an ordinary park for local people, but it is also an open-air museum, and the Daming Palace Heritage Museum is also a deep cultural heritage."

Reasons to Recommend: The Daming Palace Site Museum is situated on the ground floor of the Central Axis Landscape Center of Daming Palace National Heritage Park. It is composed with a semi-underground structure. This is an extensive historical center with the theme of showing the history and culture of the Daming Palace in the Tang Dynasty. The presentation corridors, the Palace of the Thousand Palaces, the Rising Sun,the kingdom of the world, and the Watching Splendid Halls showed the social relics uncovered from the site of the Daming Palace, related materials, machines, utensils, and so on utilized by Datang Royal.

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TOP 9
Hanguang Gate Relic Site MuseumBusiness Suspended
4.5/5
92 Reviews
Xi'an
1.6km from downtown
Museums
娴雅小溪
"Museum of Guangmen Site: This is a museum built on the basis of excavating the ancient city wall of Xi'an in Sui and Tang Dynasties. The museum retains the ruins of the gate aisle, the section of the wall, and the wall passing through the water culvert. Tour the city wall of Xi'an, this is a museum worth seeing."

Reasons to Recommend: The Hanguang Gate Relic Site Museum is located at the Hanguang Gate section of the City Wall of Nanjing, and houses the relic site of the Chang'an City walls from the Tang Dynasty. Honglu Temple, where foreign guests were received during the Tang Dynasty, is also located at Hanguang Gate. The museum is divided into three parts: the East Hall, Central Hall and West Hall. The site of the Tang Dynasty Hanguang Gate in the East Hall draws imaginings of the grandeur and majesty of time past.

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