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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  • During a stay of a week to Xian he is worth visiting in the temple of Confucius, the forest of stelae rich over 1000 engraved steles. The Gallery of sculptures in front of the souvenir shop is very interesting. In another room you can see portraits and old maps. Do not miss also discover the reproductions made by rubbing. In the area adjacent to the Museum of small shops offer memories of better quality than what you can find in the shops located near the most famous sights. During a week-long stay in Xian it is interesting to visit the temple of Confucius, the stele forest with more than 1000 engraved stelae. The sculpture gallery located in front of the souvenir shop is very interesting. In my room you can see portraits and old maps. Do not miss to discover the reproductions made by rubbing. In the area next to the museum, small shops offer quality memories of a better quality than can be found in the shops located near the most famous tourist sites.
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  • Forest of Stone Steles Museum - Good place to visit, fun time spent on a autumn afternoon.. Liked it...  more »
  • 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 an...  more »

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