Museum of Shaanxi History

Presentation of the Museum of Shaanxi History in Xi’an

Located in the south of Xi’an City, the Shaanxi History Museum is an eloquent tribute to the country’s imperial past, and offers an exciting dive into the millennial history of China and the dynasties that dwell there. are succeeded. Xi’an has been the capital of 13 dynasties spread over more than 1100 years of history, and was thus the cradle of Chinese imperial civilization.

The construction of the museum started in 1983 and opened in 1991. The museum is built in an architecture inspired by the Tang period (618-907), covers about 70 000 square meters and contains about 37 000 relics from all over Shaanxi Province.

The museum is divided into several exhibition halls:

Exhibition Hall No. 1 (first floor)

Retrace the earliest history of Chinese civilization, from Prehistory to the 21st century BC The Zhou of the West (1046 -771 BC), but also the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC) saw their origins and rise to power unveiled.

Exhibition Hall No. 2 (Second Floor)

It stretches from the Han Dynasty, a period when architecture and foreign exchange developed greatly, to the Northern and Southern Dynasties (386-589), marked by endless armed conflicts and a particularly pronounced.

Exhibition Hall No. 3 (Second Floor)

Tang period, or Chinese civilization at its peak. Flamboyant pottery, but also gold and silver artifacts, and relics from the trade of the Silk Road. Very beautiful porcelains are also to be seen.

Exhibition Hall 4

Treasures of the Tang Dynasty, discovered in the village of Hejia (Shaanxi Province), including an impressive collection of silverware.

Exhibition Hall 5

Perhaps the most impressive part of the museum, which contains more than 600 wall murals from more than twenty noble tombs. On these frescoes, it is possible to trace the life of the nobles under the reign of Tang, but there are also other paintings showing life during other periods in order to compare them.

Hall of the wall tombs of the Tang Dynasty

Hundreds of tombs on which it is possible to discover scenes from the everyday life of the nobles of the time: hunting, ceremonies, sending emissaries and other servants …

Practical information

Due to the influx of visitors, only 6000 tickets are sold per day (3000 in the morning, 3000 in the afternoon). Groups must book at least 24 hours in advance (between 9 am and 5 pm). The ticket price is ¥ 30 / person.

Note: due to the fragility of the tombs of the tombs, the hall entrance costs ¥ 300 / person.

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