We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Forest of Stone Steles Museum

Sanxuejie St, Wenyi Bei Lu 18, Xi'an, China
029 721 0764
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 32.00*
and up
Private Walking Tour in the Old City Area of Xi'an
More Info
US$ 16.25*
and up
Private Tour: Customize Your Day in Xi'an
More Info
US$ 75.00*
and up
One Day Historic Tour of Shaanxi Provincial History Museum - Xi'an Museum...
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
This museum boasts the largest collection of steles cut in 837 A.D., the oldest existing texts of the Confucian classics, and more than 2,000 engraved stone tablets from the Han dynasty.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
LOCATION
Sanxuejie St, Wenyi Bei Lu 18, Xi'an, China
CONTACT
Website
029 721 0764
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (373)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"confucian temple"
in 7 reviews
"chinese history"
in 13 reviews
"huge collection"
in 3 reviews
"display room"
in 2 reviews
"animal sculptures"
in 2 reviews
"cultural significance"
in 2 reviews
"combo ticket"
in 4 reviews
"could spend hours"
in 2 reviews
"fascinating place"
in 3 reviews
"rice paper"
in 2 reviews
"chinese writing"
in 2 reviews
"south gate"
in 7 reviews
"for sale"
in 4 reviews
"thousand years"
in 2 reviews
"exhibition hall"
in 2 reviews
"bell tower"
in 2 reviews
"inscriptions"
in 13 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 134 reviews

Reviewed 25 February 2018

To see here are about 7 small buildings (won't take long at all to look around in each of them, and you kind of go through them in a "sequence" from one building to another) with stone steles displayed inside, and in like the last...More

Thank Myo M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Forest of Stone Steles Museum - Good place to visit, fun time spent on a autumn afternoon.. Liked it...

Thank Triplyzer I
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 December 2017

It has the largest collection of Chinese stone steles from all dynasties. But, without knowing Chinese characters, it's hard to understand and fully appreciate this place. but you can how they copy ancient writings from famous calligraphers from the stele to paper. You can also...More

Thank Geminican
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Found this by inside the the southern wall , such an interesting place . Just outside in the street were some artists with their large rice paper works just laying them on the ground . You can see all the original steles and watch them...More

Thank johnsp123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 November 2017

This museum was formerly a Confucian Temple, so there is much of worth to take in without even looking at any tablets (= steles). The tablets are mainly grey, but these have done us the great favour of surviving fire, flood and troubles down the...More

Thank NP1964
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 October 2017

The Forest of Stone Steles Museum is a lovely Confucian monastery where Lao 'Tsu was supposed to have spent time. While close to the hub-bub of Xian it is a welcome 'breath of fresh air' from the traffic and heavy pollution that surrounds this city....More

Thank april_august2103
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This is a fascinating place to visit. Seeing the evolution of Chinese writing literally carved in stone. If you're walking on the City Wall, wander into the artist neighborhood and visit this museum.

Thank Peter A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 October 2017

A guide is a must for this museum as there are a lot of stelae there that it assists if you have someone to help you interpret them or appreciate their historic worth. Make sure you find the Nestorian Stele that records the first christian...More

Thank Archaeobuff
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This museum is made up of several pavilions each housing inscribed tablets telling of life-styles, religion and various aspects of Chinese culture. I would strongly recommend that you go with a guide or the tablets will mean nothing more than slabs with inscriptions. Exhibition galleries...More

Thank Joan0452013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 July 2017

It was very close to hotel so went there with my wife. Really inspiring and learn a lot from the visit.

Thank Hawkdai007
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 2,706 hotels in Xi'an
Cypress Inn
1 review
.13 km away
Guantu Express Hotel
1 review
.23 km away
Hui'an Hotel
3 reviews
.32 km away
Hua'ao Hotel
7 reviews
.35 km away
Nearby Restaurants
XingFu XiaoChu
.11 km away
Biangbiang Mian
3 reviews
.14 km away
Qing Qu She ChaLou
.14 km away
Wei Pin Xuan SanXian Zhu Mo
.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
Xi'an Bell Tower
1,969 reviews
.80 km away
Shu Yuan Men ( Ancient Culture Street)
118 reviews
.50 km away
Near Wall Bar and Xian Brewery
33 reviews
.91 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Forest of Stone Steles Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor