Forest of Steles Museum (Beilin Museum)

Xi'an, China

Covering a historical period of more than 170 years, the stone steles at the Forest of Steles Museum (Beilin Museum) in the Xi’an City Wall, China are a must-visit. This is a themed museum showcasing the history of many dynasties through stone steles, inscribed tablets, epigraphs, and artistic stone sculptures. The tablets also provide a glimpse into the ancient Chinese lifestyle, the rich history, and religious beliefs. The museum is a treasure-trove for admirers of ancient seals and calligraphy. There is also a section displaying nearly 150 Buddhist stone-carved statues that range from the Wei Dynasty to the Song Dynasty reigns.

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