Forest of Stone Steles Museum

Forest of Stone Steles Museum

Forest of Stone Steles Museum
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Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
About
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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D. Nathan M
Spring, TX200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Occasionally overlooked, this is one of my favorites in Xi'an. The history is fantastic and it is one of the few places I buy things!
Written 9 November 2023
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Stephen C
Singapore, Singapore1,125 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
This is a museum of stone monuments and carvings. It is housed in a former Confucius temple.

You will find stone monuments and epitaphs from past dynasties here. If you understand the language, the inscriptions on some of the stones are by legendary poets.

Personally, I thought the museum can be better run. Lighting in the exhibition halls should be brighter so that visitors can read the inscriptions. They should also do a better job maintaining the stones as many of them look old and dusty. While u can understand that they would like to maintain the original look and feel, it does give one the impression that it is not well run.
Written 5 July 2020
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foodie2828
Hong Kong, China160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
A very interesting array of steles. The most I have ever seen in one place. There is a lot placed in a few structures, but worth a.visit.
Written 22 December 2019
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LeeYen76
Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia134 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Amazing museum. There are many stone craved with words and pictures. Amazing. We spend about 2 hours. We went there from the Xian City Wall, we bought the combo ticket for wall and Forest of Stone Steles Museum. From the South Gate, we walked on the wall to the right direction and go down from the wall the gate right in front of the Stone Steles Museum. Then went up the wall from the same gate again after finished visiting the Museum.
Written 17 December 2019
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aleksandarkrc
530 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Nice and interesting museum where you can discover and learn a bit more about the chinene callgraphy.
Written 11 November 2019
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World Prof
Buffalo Grove, IL169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Here you will find an amazing collection of steles that document China's history, philosophy, and religion, including its interaction with other cultures. Don't miss the Nestorian Stele documenting the arrival of Christianity in China (781 AD) and other religious influences. The calligraphy and artwork in stone is truly wonderful.
The location is very peaceful, no crowds! Unfortunately some of the buildings haven't been very well maintained and the displays need updating.
Have either a guide or good guidebook, to point out the most important items - otherwise they can tend to all look the same.
Written 17 October 2019
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BFO1964
Orange, Australia710 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
What a find! Beautiful examples of exquisite calligraphy! Well preserved and if you have an interest in Chinese calligraphy, you can spend hours here! The rest of the stone carvings are truly impressive as well
Written 7 October 2019
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notfussy2012
Singapore, Singapore114 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
It is a quiet and serene place. not many visitors when we were there. At least we saw beautiful chinese words in various forms carved (written) and stone slab. We didnt have a guide but saw a few who talked a lot - so we assume there must be a lot of history background to each stone slab.
Written 13 August 2019
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George N
Shenyang, China531 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The collection of these steles is unsurpassed. Almost as impressive was the amount of signage with English descriptions (more so than the Terracotta Warriors). A must see!
Written 8 August 2019
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northern_99
Butterworth, Malaysia54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Business
Note the picture above. The carvings are all different. Many photographers were taking Macro shots of the art work. I found this part of the tour interesting, but then that's me I travel with a camera attached to my right arm.
Written 6 June 2019
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