Forest of Stone Steles Museum, Xi'an

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Observe a vast collection of ancient carvings at Forest of Stone Steles Museum, where a collection of over 3,000 steles spread over seven exhibit halls narrate China's long history. Head to the hall of statues to view tombs and sarcophagi of notable figures, and don't miss a centuries-old stele documenting the first 150 years of Christianity in China. You'll find a sufficient amount of English signage to help you get around. To visit Forest of Stone Steles Museum and other attractions in Xi'an, use our Xi'an trip builder.
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  • August 15, 2017
    History buffs will be moved by the monuments that constitute the stelae of the first room. For the rest, the stelae are inaccessible without explanation. We have also been amused by the decal of some stelae. The paintings and sculptures worth. All this in a beautiful environment and with little effort. What more?
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  • August 7, 2017
    among the narrow streets of the old town close to the South Gate where there are numerous shops selling brushes, paper, paintings and stone objects, is home to many stelae which shows the Confucian doctrine and a number of Buddhist statues found in the monasteries of the area. Good explanations in English. Ticket cost 75 Y. Buying the combined ticket (Museum + walls at a reduced price).
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  • July 2, 2017
    It was very close to hotel so went there with my wife. Really inspiring and learn a lot from the visit.  more »

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