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. Add Forest of Stone Steles Museum and other attractions to your Xi'an trip itinerary using our Xi'an trip planning site .
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  • 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 displaye...  more »
  • The Museum of Steles is a stone tablet of great value, and the Shing of the important books of legalism can be seen here. There are rubbings Museum of Steles, with a collection value.
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  • Stele forest Museum is astonishing in its diversity from anything we're used to. Explanations are almost entirely in Chinese, so it's not very usable by anyone who doesn't get it. Personally, after the first impact, I found it a bit boring. Very nice section where are made the "prints" of stele on rice paper by placing the paper on the stele and DAB dry (you can buy prints). Don't miss the neighborhood entirely populated by "Stationers" where they sell all accessories to write (paper of all kinds, brushes, inks ...)
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