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Top 9 Must-Visit Museums in Xi'an - 2023

Updated Jun 2023
  • No.1

    Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum

    89,271 Reviews
    33.4km from downtown
    "Mr. Zhang's explanation is very good, professional and interesting, especially taking care of children, and answering questions about children. Let us have a new understanding of Qin culture for three hours, and the children are still not satisfied."
    Highlights: 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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  • No.2

    Shaanxi History Museum

    27,987 Reviews
    4km from downtown
    "Shaanxi History Museum, a large-scale museum built on the basis of rich cultural relics of Zhou Qin, Han and Tang, displays the deep historical accumulation of the three Qin land, highlighting the causal necessity and natural law between the dynasties and the dynasties."
    Highlights: 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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  • No.3

    Xi'an Beilin Museum

    4,993 Reviews
    807m from downtown
    "The tour guide is good, the cultural heritage is very good, many national treasure-level cultural relics, that is, no one explained that you really don't know, just put it in the place you don't pay attention to, the town hall-level cultural relics Liuyan map is a pity, six to the second"
    Highlights: 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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  • No.4

    Banpo Museum

    1,754 Reviews
    9.9km from downtown
    "Xi'an Banpo Museum, located on the east bank of the Luohe River in the eastern suburbs of Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province, north of Banpo Village. Banpo site was discovered in spring 1953 and officially opened to the public in 1958. Banpo Museum is a national-level museum, China's first prehistoric site museum, and the first batch of key national cultural relics protection units."
    Highlights: 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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  • No.5

    Xi’an City Museum

    941 Reviews
    2.5km from downtown
    "This time I came to Xi'an to visit my favorite museum. The teacher was very good. The content of an hour and a half was more than two hours and was very serious and dedicated. In addition, Xi'an Museum itself covers ancient buildings and cultural relics, itself is very beautiful and not as crowded as Shaanxi Libo, and it feels easier to walk around without consciously feeling a lot of ~. The experience is relatively better. But Xi'an, as such a city with various cultural relics everywhere, hopes that the museum will also upgrade with the times and improve the viewing experience of visitors."
    Highlights: 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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  • No.6

    Shaanxi Nature Museum

    795 Reviews
    7.1km from downtown
    "The baby is relatively small, there is no rental explanation or AI glasses, the older baby can learn more through explanation or AI glasses. The animal is more realistic as a whole, suitable for school-age babies to better understand animals. Tickets are not expensive and worth a visit."
    Highlights: 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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  • No.7

    Tang West Market Museum

    260 Reviews
    3.8km from downtown
    "There are very few people in the museum, the shopping is very comfortable, the exhibits are also very interesting, several restore models of Datang West City are immersive, very grounded, and long knowledge, quite interesting, it is not big, not enough to go shopping"
    Highlights: 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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  • No.8

    Daming Palace Site Museum

    90 Reviews
    3.6km from downtown
    "Very nice museum. Very careful introduction of the past and present life of Daming Palace, the preparation of the ruins park and so on. It is the best museum to understand this knowledge. The exhibition is reasonable and professional, good."
    Highlights: 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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  • No.9

    Hanguang Gate Relic Site Museum

    109 Reviews
    1.6km from downtown
    "Very sun, except for overlooking the scenery, there is no other feature. Many services have not been opened yet. The city wall is very long, it is a bit hard to walk, the fare is a bit expensive, the price is a bit low."
    Highlights: 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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What are some Must-Visit Museums in Xi'an?
Some Must-Visit Museums in Xi'an include:Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum|Shaanxi History Museum|Xi'an Beilin Museum|Banpo Museum|Xi’an City Museum
What are some highly-rated Must-Visit Museums in Xi'an?
Some highly-rated Must-Visit Museums in Xi'an include:Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum:4.7|Shaanxi History Museum:4.6|Xi'an Beilin Museum:4.7|Banpo Museum:4.6|Xi’an City Museum:4.6
At what locations in Xi'an can Must-Visit Museums in Xi'an be found?
The Must-Visit Museums in Xi'an are mainly located in:Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum:Xi'an|Shaanxi History Museum:Xi'an|Xi'an Beilin Museum:Xi'an|Banpo Museum:Xi'an|Xi’an City Museum:Xi'an