China Discovery Tour
Xian | China
05 Jan 2020 | Sun
Day 09 of 18
Shaanxi History Museum Xian
The Shaanxi History Museum in Xian tells the story of China’s past through exhibits of artifacts dating back to Neolithic times. You’ll learn about the rise and fall of various dynasties and see how they left their mark on Chinese culture. With so much to see, you could easily spend a whole day at the museum.
Throughout our time in China, many of our guides mentioned how lucky we were traveling during the off-peak times. They mentioned how Chinese people represented the largest group of domestic travelers in the country and how overcrowded it could get during peak times. Our guide Rainbow did a great job of explaining this to us and forewarning us about how it might be before entering into Shaanxi History Museum.
We thought to ourselves, okay, surely it would not be that bad, right? Wrong, it was exactly had she mentioned. I guess you could say we got the “full overcrowded experience”. Shoulder to shoulder people, all moving in different directions, with people forcefully pushing their way through to get where they want to go. And there is no personal space between people, they are just not accustomed to that concept here.
But we went in with an open mind, quickly adapted, and went with the flow (literally 😊).
I guess it could be said that this is probably the best general rule one can follow when traveling anywhere in the world.
The Shaanxi History Museum is a must-see for anyone interested in Chinese history. With its many exhibits and artifacts, the museum provides a comprehensive look at China’s past. Visitors can easily spend a whole day exploring the museum and learning about the country’s rich culture and heritage.