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Xi'an to become China's "Museum city"

05-18-2010 13:58 BJT

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Northwest China's city of Xi'an plans to more than double its number of museums over the next three years to become the country's "museum city". The announcement was made Tuesday to coincide with International Museum Day.

Xi'an plans to more than double its number of museums to almost 130 by 2012. This equates to one museum for every 80-thousand people in the city. Xi'an's deputy mayor has estimated the project will cost around 7 to 8 billion yuan.Xi'an is renowned as the capital of 13 dynasties in Chinese history.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CCTV.com

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