Review: The exhibition hall on the first floor holds many Buddhist statues. Most of these lifelike sculptures are carved in stone while some of the fine gilded figures are made of copper and bronze. They illustrate the pomp and ceremonial aspects of Buddhism in Chang'an, the ancient name for
Introduction: Located in the Small Wild Goose Pagoda Scenic Area, the
The museum is a three-storied building, with a hidden underground floor. The underground exhibition hall features many relics that have been unearthed. These exhibits demonstrate Xian’s multi-faceted history. The city was once the capital for 13 dynasties; its economy, social life, as well as cultural exchange and trade with foreign countries had wide and far-reaching effects.
Numerous jade articles, seals, paintings and works of calligraphy are on display on the second floor. The museum has almost 10,000 paintings and calligraphic scrolls, including works by Zheng Banqiao, a very famous painter during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
Admission fee: 50 yuan
Bus routes: 21, 29, 32, 40, 46, 203, 204, 218, 224, 407; Tourist bus 7 and 8.
(China.org.cn by Wang Zhiyong November 10, 2007)