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Forest of Stone Steles Museum

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Address: Sanxuejie St, Wenyi Bei Lu 18, Xi'an, China
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029 721 0764
08:00 - 18:45
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This museum boasts the largest collection of steles cut in 837 A.D., the...

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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Very nice Museum

We spent there about 2 hours in a morning and then later we visit the walls which one of the entrances is only a few meters away. The Museum has a huge collection of Steles which... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2017
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anybody with a remote interest in Chinese Language, Calligraphy and Arts should definitely visit. The original Bell from the Bell Tower resides here and its set in tranquil grounds, not many visitors the day I went. You can buy a combi ticket to gain entry to the Steles and City Wall - cheaper than buying separately.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

This place mainly shows large stoneworks and artifacts which have been preserved for many centuries and are yet in still great shape. There are also other forms of art, including more modern paintings and sculptures, although there is little describing them. In fact, the majority of the museum was very poorly described, with hardly any information, and even less in... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The grounds are beautifully maintained and peaceful. If have an interest in Chinese history, then this is a must-see. Will get a much greater appreciation of the significance of the various stone tablets if go with a guide.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We spent there about 2 hours in a morning and then later we visit the walls which one of the entrances is only a few meters away. The Museum has a huge collection of Steles which for me that I cannot read chinese are just fine, but I can imagine how important this might be for someone interested in chinese... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Beilin Museum, the stone inside despite the damage, but a few horses, smooth lines, mane elegant and natural, lifelike eyes, still show heroic. Each horse has its own name, the name has also done elegant and interesting, we can see Li Shimin these horses accompanied by his death cherish the feeling. Regrettably, there are two foreign countries, I do not... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I went to Xi'an specifically to see this. I was very interested some history and I was pleased to see it here. History of calligraphy is well presented here also.

Thank MargotCrossing
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I enjoyed the museum. For foreigners, i think you need to employ the tour guide, otherwise what you see is just stones. The paper printed from the stone is too expensive, not worth to buy!

Thank Suaniam
George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I love museums. I always make sure I visit at least a museum in every city that I've visited. This, is definitely one of my favorite museums! Of course, due to most of the content of the steles are in Chinese, not everyone can appreciate this museum as it should be. So, if you can't read Chinese, make sure you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We really enjoyed this museum, but as 70% of the content is Steles that are in chinese, you know what to look for. There is also a statue hall which is great and a new wing with changing exhibtions. The steles themselves are impressive but some more translation or explanation could make the visit better.

Thank Cyril C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Thought this place was interesting. Sadly, i cant read most of the mandarin, only some. Appreciated the historical significance though.

Thank joonee

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