Xian Museum is one of the city’s most recent attractions, and stands in an ensemble of buildings both ancient and modern which provide a refuge from busy streets. Like the Shaanxi History Museum, it contains many pieces from archeological digs in the area, as well as jade ornaments and impressive calligraphy exhibits. It is particularly noted for its collection of Buddhist art and artifacts.
The modern museum building echoes classic Chinese architecture, and complements the nearby Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which was built in 707 AD. This 15-tiered structure is a little more refined than the Big Wild Goose Pagoda which was built a few years earlier in the same light stone, and its solid construction has withstood numerous earthquakes.
Tours & Tickets
Spend a full day exploring the unique history, culture, beautiful architecture and religious monuments of the ancient walled city of Xi'an. One of the capitals ... Read more
Location: Xian, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
Spend five days discovering China’s ancient history and natural beauty on a private tour to Xi’an and Xiamen. Visit the UNESCO-listed Terracotta Warriors and ... Read more
Location: Xi'an, China
Duration: 5 days (approx.)