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Shaanxi History Museum
Shaanxi History Museum: Situated in Xi'an, China, housing over 300,000 items (pottery, murals, paintings, coins: gold, bronze and silver objects). The modern museum was build from 1983 to 2001 and has a style of the Tang dynasty.

Highlights of the museum are:
The Deer Pattern Eaves Tile from the Qin Dynasty,
Fossils of the Lantian Man (preceded Peking Man),
The Four Footed Li, a Shang Dynasty bronze cooking utensil, and others.

Tang Dynasty art: Refers to the art in China during the Tang dynasty. It's best known for the development of several shapes: music, literature, painting, dance, sculpture and pottery.

Tang Dynasty artists include:
Zhang Jiuling (678-740), poet
Wang Wei (698-759), poet, musician, painter
Li Bai (701-762), poet
Du Fu (712-770), poet
Bai Juyi (772-846), poet
Tang Dynasty Art

Baxian Gong
Baxian Gong: Eight Immortals Palace is situated in Xi'an. The temple is named after the famous 8 Immortals, who came to occupy an central place in Chinese popular culture and Daoism from the Ming dynasty.

Eight Immortals Palace also include: The Yuxian qiao, (Bridge for Meeting Immortals), where legend has it that Wang Chongyang (1113-1170), the founder of Quanzhen.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda: Situated within the premises of the temple of Great Maternal Grace, 4 Km away from the center the town. It's one the town's most distinctive and outstanding landmarks, possibly the more popular nowadays in xi'an.

The Temple of Great Maternal Grace (Dacien Si): Nowadays is the best-preserved Buddhist temple complex, the temple was initially built during 589, in the Sui Dynasty (581 - 618). At that time, it was named as Wulou Temple.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda

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