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Top 4 Museums of Xi'an - Where Secrets of the Past Waiting to be Discovered

History has always been impressive, with its mysterious secrets and sensational tales. In a land that boasts of a colourful past, museums that hold precious remnants of long ago creating fascinating spots that are well worth exploring. The article below gives details about 4 of the most frequently visited museums in Xi'an, China.


Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses

This is undoubtedly one of the most famous and unique museums in the world. The Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses silently attest to the awe-inspiring charm of the country's ancient past. The imposing statues depict the warriors and horses of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. It is believed that these figures have stood since the latter part of the third century BCE. The three pits where the terracotta army lies has over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots, 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses. This is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Xi'an which has also been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Certain historical documents mention that the construction of the mausoleum involved a staggering 700,000 workers. The site was uncovered in the year 1974.


Banpo Museum

Banpo Museum is yet another fascinating place that should not be missed when visiting Xi'an. It can be quite easily reached from many Xi An China hotels. If you are staying at a hotel such as Grand Park Xian it will take you less than an hour to get to here by taxi.

This museum contains a stunning collection of ornate earthenware and gives us a peek at the Neolithic settlements of long long ago with its beautifully reconstructed houses. Many of the artefacts that are displayed here are believed to date back to nearly 7,000 years.


Shaanxi History Museum

The iconic Shaanxi History Museum has an astounding collection of over 370,000 ancient artefacts. Murals, pottery, coins and objects made from precious metals can be admired here. The museum which was opened to the public in the year 1991 is spread across an area of 65,000 square metres. The architecture of the museum is quite beautifully dignified too. Fossils of the Lantian Man, The Four Footed Li, The Deer Pattern Eaves Tile, frescoes and pottery tomb figures from the tomb of Princess Li Xianhui and The Kneeling Archer which was discovered from the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang are among the most prominent displays here.


Xi'an Museum

The Xi'an Museum is yet another place that displays the breathtaking charm of the ancient world. It has over 130,000 pieces of cultural objects. The museum spreads across over 16,000 square metres and comprises of three parts, namely the "permanent exhibition hall", "temporary exhibition hall" and "exhibition hall of special themes". The city of Xi'an which was the imperial city during the reign of 13 dynasties has a very rich history and many unique pieces that showcase the grandeur of this glorious era can be witnessed at the Xi'an Museum. The museum also helps visitors learn about the interesting golden age of the city using sophisticated interaction shows.

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