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Xianyang Museum

As one of the most famous museums in China, Xianyang Museum was opened to the public in 1962 on the site of a Confucian temple of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Xianyang was the capital of the Qin Dynasty (221B.C.-206B.C.), and many mausoleums of the Han Dynasty (206B.C.-220) have also been discovered here. As such, the museum mainly preserves the priceless culture relics of Qin and Han dynasties.

Covering an exhibition area of 1,100 sq meters, the museum consists of nine showrooms and a stele corridor. No.1, 2 and 3 showrooms exhibit cultural relics such as copper and golden coins, jade, pottery and even building materials of the Qin Dynasty. Showroom No. 4 displays some calligraphy and paintings of modern celebrities. The most striking cultural relics in Xiangyang Museum, the Han Dynasty Terra-cotta Soldiers, which are as grand as the Qin Terra-cotta Army, are well preserved in showroom No. 5 and 6. The 3,000 terra-cotta soldiers were excavated in Xianyang, 1965. The figures are colorful and vivid, showing the impressive manner of the royal soldiers of Han Dynasty. Showroom No. 7, 8 and 9 mainly display religious relics. A copper statues of Sitting Buddha made in the Ming Dynasty is the largest one of its kind. In addition, the newly opened Stele Corridor exhibits hundreds of ancient steles covered by marvelous calligraphy and carvings.

Admission Fee: CNY 20

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