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Forest of Stone Steles Museum

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
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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.
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Sanxuejie St, Wenyi Bei Lu 18, Xi'an, China
029 721 0764
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum is interesting to understand how the Chinese have left their history & learnings throughout the centuries, on carved stones. You see the “rubbing” style of “printing” on “paper or cloth” which was the main way of printing, reading and learning over the centuries....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this place in the afternoon and then the City Wall, therefore I bought the combined ticket. Entry is free for seniors with proof of age. At the checkpoint, you may leave your belongings at the locker with no charge. We hired a guide....More

Thank WongYL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a marvelous display of stone statues from the far past of China. While western culture was in the dark ages, the Chinese were creating beautiful poetry and works of art. This museum is by the SouthGate and is very accessible and well...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As usual in China Nothing is written in English All is done for locals Pity This museum is located in the heart of the artistic area It s a pleasure to walk The narrowed streets, full of shops and courtyard where you ll see the...More

Thank ksarman
Reviewed 12 September 2018

I'm so glad I went to this museum, apparently very popular with Japanese tourists and less with European ones. Many steles don't make much sense yet a few are so poetic - look out for the one by Zhang Shui, said to have been written...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2018

Out of expectation that it was a very nice place for photos! Spent some time on finding the location. And got into a nice cafe nearby.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

The museum is housed in a former Confucious temple with very pleasant grounds and include a wonderful gallery (nice a cool on a hot day) hold a vast collection of Buddha images. Towards the back you will find pavilion after pavilion of huge mortuary stones....More

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Our guide included this on our day your of the city.As a 15-20 minute stop it was worth seeing on the way to the next part of the tour.

Thank cynthiarob
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This is also better place for talk about Xian and it's old golden days , recommended to visit there for those who love history.

Thank MikeJuliya
Reviewed 2 June 2018

We had a guide who made in more interesting but you can do it on your own. The Nestorian Stela is the oldest mention of Christianity in China, There are large sculptures in a separate pavillion which are quite interesting.

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