Forest of Steles
Though there are many collections of steles (stone tablets) in
China, only the one in Xi'an is large enough to be called a forest.
There are more than 3,000 ancient steles in this library, dating
back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The museum itself is nearly as
old, having been established in 1087. The steles are divided into
seven exhibition halls, and display classic examples of traditional
Chinese calligraphy, painting and historical records. Ink rubbings
of some of the most famous tablets are for sale in the gift
Address: Shuyuanmen Street
Transportation: Take tourism bus 6 to Wang Chen Men Station.
Opening Time: Summer 8am-6:45pm, Winter 8am-6pm.
Admission: ¥75 March through November, ¥50 December through