Museums - CNTO


 Shaanxi province on mainland China is one of the major cradles of the Chinese civilization. Historically, 13 regimes built their seats here, including the Zhou Dynasty (11th century~221 B.C.), the Qin Dynasty (221~207 B.C.), the Han Dynasty (206B.C~A.D.220), and the Tang Dynasty ( 618~907).

 Shaanxi takes pride in its 35,750, proven relics from above and underground, including 55 relics under state protection and 355 relics under provincial protection. It leads China in the number and quality of relics collected, 6000,000 in total, attracting numerous visitors from home and abroad to admire historic sites and places of interest, such as the terracotta warriors and horses from the tomb of Emperor Qin Shihuang, the ancient city wall in Xi'an, the best preserved and largest of its kind in China, and the Stele Forest, China's largest stone library.

Museum of a Forest of Steles, Xi'an

 Founded on the original Xi'an Forest of Steles of more than 900 years' standing, the museum has extended its size and scale, and housed in the centuries-old Xi'an Confucian Temple compound in order to collect, study and display many more inscribed steles, tombstones, and sculptured figurines. The museum has a collection of 11000 items of priceless relics and 11 exhibition halls to display inscribed tablets, sculpture art of past dynasties, and other relics.


Museum of History of Shaanxi

 The museum has a collection of 115000 items, They consist of bronze wares, murals on the walls of Tang(618-907) royal tombs, pottery figurines, building materials of past dynasties, bronze mirrors of the Han (206 B.B.-A.D.220) and the Tang dynasties, gold, silver, and jade wares, coins and paper currencies, pottery and porcelain articles of past centuries, scrolls of painting and calligraphy rare books, Buddhist Sutras, fabrics, bone and stone artifacts, articles of wood, lacquerware, ironware, imperial and royal seals, lute used in smelting, and relics of modern and contemporary times and those related to folk customs.

 On regular display are 3000 items recounting the ancient history of Shaanxi.

Museum of the Banpo site of Xi'an

 The museum of the Banpo Site is one of a prehistoric matriarchal society belonging to the Yangshao culture of the Yellow River Valley, which dates back 5600 to 6700 years. The site was discovered in the spring of 1953. After five excavations, forty-five sites of houses, two-fenced-in places, more than 200 cellars, 6 pottery kilns, 250 tombs of various types, as well as some 10000 pieces of tools of production were uncovered. In 1962, the State Council declared Banpo site a key cultural institution under State protection.

Zigong Salt History Museum

Zigong Salt History Museum

 Zigong is in souther Sichuan Basin, 200 kilometers north of Chengdu. It has been known as China's Capital of Salt, and is still the largest salt production center in China.