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Xi'an Museum

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Xi'an Museum, covering an area of 245 hectares, was officially opened to the public in May 2007. Xi'an Museum collectively reflects the long history of Xi'an city, integrating with the small Wild Goose Pagoda, the national key protection culture unit, the ancient building groups of Janfu Temple, and the modern culture relic exhibition hall. The harmony combination demonstrates the special features of this garden museum, the strong historic atmosphere in the modernity.

In the Tang Dynasty, Jianfu Temple was a very famous royal temple, but destroyed in the war at the end of the Tang Dynasty. The existed Jianfu Temple was rebuilt in Ming and Qing dynasties. Except the small Wild Goose Pagoda, the culture remains of the Tang Dynasty, the ancient building groups took after the layout of the region of Zhengtong of the Ming Dynasty (1436-1448 A.D.) The hall buildings are distributed along the middle axis from the main entrance gate to Small Wild Goose Pagoda, including Bell Drum Tower, Cishi Cabinet, the Grate Hall of the Buddha, mandapa, and Baiyi Cabinet. The small Wild Goose Pagoda was built in the region of Jinglong of the Tang Dynasty (707—710 A. D). It was originally called "Jianfu Pagoda". The body of the pagoda was originally square shaped multi-eaved brick tower with 15 stories. After some times of earthquakes in the Ming Dynasty, the top of the pagoda, the 14th and 15th stories were destroyed, and the body experienced cracking and "healing". People called that "the Magical Healing". The existed small Wild Goose Pagoda is 13-storeyed, with 43.4 meters in height and 11.38 meters in length of the bottom line, still retaining the appearance of that in the Tang Dynasty. In 1961, it was listed as the national key culture protection unit. The harmony co-existence between the small Wild Goose Pagoda, the ancient building groups of Jianfu Temple, and the folk relics, like Chang'an ancient music, horse racks, artistic exhibition made it possible for the tourists enjoy the culture relics and folk art in an extremely beautiful environment, where there are green trees, fragrant flowers and singing birds. It also opens a window for people's better knowledge of Chinese traditional culture.

The culture exhibition hall, as the main building of Xi'an Museum, was designed under the charge of Mrs. Zhang Jinqiu, the famous designer, academician of the Chinese Academy of Science, designer of Shaanxi History Museum. In the activity advocated by the news media of 2004, this building was selected as one of the ten symbol architecture of Xi'an in future. The museum covers the floor space of over 16 000 square meters, exhibition area of over 5 000 square meters. Out of the 130 000 pieces or sets of collected culture relics, 14 400 pieces or sets are cherished culture relics, exceeding national standard of third class. Almost 2 000 pieces or sets of relics are exhibited to the public for the first time. The extraordinarily splendid, various culture relics mark the different aspect of Chinese ancient history. The exhibition of Xi'an Museum consists of the basic exhibition, specific theme exhibition and temporary exhibition.

Quick Facts on Xi'an Museum

• Name: Xi'an Museum
• Location: Downtown Xi'an
• Phone: +86-29-87630166
• Best Time to Visit: April to October
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 3 Hours
• Opening Hours: 09:00-17:00
• Admission Fee: Free

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