In a country as vast and storied as China, it’s easy to get a bit overwhelmed. The Shaanxi History Museum is the perfect antidote—a place to get oriented and brush up on thousands in a single setting. Inside, tour guides shed light on the collection of murals, tapestries, tombs, statues, artifacts, and relics. Some of the 370,000 exhibits in the five exhibition halls even date back millions of years to prehistoric China. In July and August, it’s common for Chinese parents to bring their children to the museum when school’s out--. A savvy traveler might avoid these high traffic times for a more serene and leisurely experience.
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