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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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  • Before paper was invented, before people wrote on animal skins or bamboo, people chiseled words onto stone slabs. On display here are stone slabs (steles) with this words recording life as it was then...  more »
  • A place very beautiful, quiet, to visit with a guide because there is much important to understand explanation, Park is wooded with lots of greenery, it is a beautiful place with beautiful "Chinese" buildings, for the followers of paintings or of calligraphy is a very nice place.
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  • 碑林是中华文明、中华文化的活化石。 历史的角度说,是无数史实和史籍的有力佐证;文化的角度看,是书法、文学、生活方式等诸多历史信息的记载。 越是仔细看那些碑文、碑石,越是痛感自己的知识储备不足。  more »