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“For the sake of the oldest Christian Pagoda stele of China” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Forest of Stone Steles Museum

Forest of Stone Steles Museum
Sanxuejie St, Wenyi Bei Lu 18, Xi'an, China
029 721 0764
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Ranked #13 of 248 attractions in Xi'an
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
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Owner description: 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.
Avignon, France
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“For the sake of the oldest Christian Pagoda stele of China”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

After taking a tour with Insiders Experience on a "Panda Run", where I got to see the oldest Christian Pagoda of China, I had to come to the stele museum:
The original stele which once was standing in front of the Christian Pagoda has been moved to this museum to protect it from thieves.

The beauty of the museum, all those stele, each of them having its own history... If you like stories and history, you might want to dig into those steles backgrounds!

Visited September 2013
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“If looking for chinese writting art”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

the place for chinese fanatics, students, and any proud chinese, you will go from building to building of amazing story carved and engraved in stone, from more than 400 years, also a market of calligraphy art supply and books, I got almost all my art from there, take your money and do some bargain, but please enjoy the walking along, I did it from the south door till the entrance of the museum, its totally worth it!

Visited July 2013
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“Recommended”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

If you have some free time, here is recommended. It has many stone tablets, which record many Chinese historic figures. Many of them were well known.
There are so many of stone tablets, you will feel tired soon.

Visited November 2013
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“Unique”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

If you are in Xi'an for a few days, the Steles are worth going to see. The Museum is peaceful and outdoors, the Steles are unique and there are some good local restaurants across the street for lunch. George at Xian Tour Booking can help you see this and some other interesting sites.

Visited May 2013
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“Ridiculously overprices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The entry to the former Confucian Temple costs an appalling 75 yuan (12,5 USD). Despite the fact that half the territory was walled off for renovations in November 2013 no discounts were offered. Students get a reduced price only if they study in China. This is another example of the wrong-headed municipal policy of making visitors pay through their nose. A couple that wishes to visit the Forest of Steles and then climb the city wall (nearby) will have to part with almost fifty bucks.

Visited November 2013
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