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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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  • There are three major collections in the museum. The Steles Forest consists of a collections of stone inscriptions of majors Chinese classics and calligraphy. This section may be of interest to those ...  more »
  • This place is not very crowded, so it was a nice peaceful stop in this amazing city. We saw lots of steles with beautiful characters written on them, and we could see in the faces of other Chinese tou...  more »
  • This is an absolutely fascinating place with stone panels carved with unique calligraphy that are centuries old. The grounds of the place are lovely and serene. When we visited in April many flowering...  more »