Ideal for those interested in local history and culture, the Xi’an Museum provides fascinating insights into the history and heritage of the city and region. Here is a glimpse into what to expect.
Amongst the popular attractions in Xi’an, this museum can be found in the Jianfu Temple grounds and is around a 12-minute taxi ride from Citadines Gaoxin Xi’an. Those planning to use public transport can reach this site via the metro (Nanshaomen Station) or bus (Xiajiazhuang or Small Wild Goose Pagoda stations).
Easy to access for those finding centrally located accommodation Xian has to offer, the museum showcases thousands of unearthed artefacts and relics from ancient dynasties. These include items from the Qin, Zhou, Tang and Han dynasties which demonstration how technologically advanced they were at the time as well.
At the basement level of the Xi’an Museum, you will find exhibits and information about local history, society, trade and culture, during when the city served as the capital of various dynasties. On the first floor, you will find various Buddhist statues, while the second floor showcases calligraphy, jade exhibits, paintings and seals.
One of the notable features of the museum is a 3D virtual imaging system featuring a Buddha statue complete with movements. Amongst the other highlights are stone statues of the Buddha (Sakyamuni), Han Dynasty ceramics and the works of Zheng Banqiao, a well-known Qing Dynasty artist.