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Forest of Stone Steles Museum

Sanxuejie St, Wenyi Bei Lu 18, Xi'an, China
029 721 0764
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This museum boasts the largest collection of steles cut in 837 A.D., the oldest existing texts of the Confucian classics, and more than 2,000 engraved stone tablets from the Han dynasty.
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Sanxuejie St, Wenyi Bei Lu 18, Xi'an, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is housed in a former Confucious temple with very pleasant grounds and include a wonderful gallery (nice a cool on a hot day) hold a vast collection of Buddha images. Towards the back you will find pavilion after pavilion of huge mortuary stones....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide included this on our day your of the city.As a 15-20 minute stop it was worth seeing on the way to the next part of the tour.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is also better place for talk about Xian and it's old golden days , recommended to visit there for those who love history.

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

We had a guide who made in more interesting but you can do it on your own. The Nestorian Stela is the oldest mention of Christianity in China, There are large sculptures in a separate pavillion which are quite interesting.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

The more than 11,000 relics make more sense with someone telling you what it means. But as a small group we were able to each find what interested us, from historans passion, to the cute ode's or other incidental text. Don't miss seeing how they...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Learn a thing or two about Chinese inscriptions (recommended between 9:30 and 11:30): Alongside the southern gate of the wall you will find the Museum of Stone Steles Museum (in Chinese: 碑林) inside the walls of the city. The museum displays ancient inscriptions inscribed on...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Definitely one of the things to do in Xian! Recommend doing it with a tour guide. Highly recommend Bryan Bai. His website is xianhistorytourguide.com

Thank Lydia A
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

You don't need to know Chinese to appreciate the incredible history and significance of the steles. Do a little research before going and a guide will not be necessary. A bonus is the horse hitching posts area and tombs. .

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

I returned to this museum and heeded my own advice. This time I came with a guide and it did make the experience much more interesting. The more than 11,000 relics make more sense with someone telling you what it means. Some of the epitaphs...More

Thank Daniel A
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

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 displayed inside, and in like the last...More

Thank Myo M
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