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Adress: Xianyang Museum Zhongshang Rd Xianyang City

Xianyang Museum

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As one of the most famous museums in China, Xianyang Museum is located 28 kilometers away from Xi’an. Xianyang Museum was opened to the public in 1962 on the site of a Confucian temple of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It was the capital of the famous Qin Dynasty, gained power in xianyang and finally established the first centralized feudal united multi-national state. 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.

Xianyang Museum is a local historical museum of China. The Xianyang museum primarily collects and displays the historical relics from the Qin and Han Dynasty; auxiliary five bulks of all previous dynasties tablet stones and religious cultural relic. The construction area is 3,855 square metres the exhibition area is 1,216 square meters. It houses 15,000 or more cultural relics, out of which 4,000 are on display. The museum features nine exhibition halls and a stele corridor. The nine exhibition halls are divided into four parts as follows:
The 1st Exhibition:  two and three mainly show the historical cultural relics of the Qin Dynasty. This includes all of the records indicating that Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty, was responsible for the unification of China. These halls also display various fancy jade articles, potteries, and the famous Qin bricks. With a hard texture, these precious bricks were carved with many elaborate flower designs.
The fourth exhibition hall displays the paintings and calligraphies of contemporary famous persons.
The world famous Painted Terra - Cotta Warriors and Horses of the Western Han Dynasty are showed in the fifth and sixth exhibition halls. The 3,000 figures consist of the great image of the royal guards of the Western Han Dynasty full of power and grandeur, exemplifies the strength of the military power of the Western Han Dynasty. The figures are colorful and vivid, showing the impressive manner of the royal soldiers of Han Dynasty.  Showroom No. 4 displays some calligraphy and paintings of modern celebrities.  Displayed in Western Europe, North America, Japan and Singapore, this troop contributed much to carry forward the civilization of ancient China and promote the intercommunion between home and abroad.
The seventh, eighth and ninth showrooms display religious relics. A copper statues of Sitting Buddha made in the Ming Dynasty is the largest one of its kind.

 


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