Inaugurated in the year 1944 the Forest of Stone Steles proudly possesses the largest collection of nearly steles in China and is located in Xi’an, China. The museum which is one of the most impressive works of art can be easily reached by staying at a Xian apartment. Offering some of the most sought after of accommodation in Xian to travellers, Citadines Gaoxin Xian should be thought of when looking for a good place to stay.
Resembling a thick forest, the museum showcases a variety of stone tablets that date back to the periods of the Han and Qing Dynasties. Considered as a national treasure in the country, the Forest of Stone Steles brings together a series of calligraphy, fine paintings and skilled craft that are quite simply a treat to learn about. The elaborate inscriptions found on the tablets take you back to ancient times in China and will offer you valuable insights into religion and the lifestyles that existed. The room of the Classics on Filial Piety is by far its most treasured possession. The Kaicheng Classics which were carved during the period of the Tang Dynasty is worth exploring. The two sculpture galleries too are filled with beautiful images and statuettes of the Buddha. In one of the exhibition rooms one will encounter the many poems written by poets and emperors of old. Heading over to Xi’an? Then you must consider visiting the Forest of Stone Steles for a breathtaking experience.
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