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Forest of Steles in Xi'an

Forest of StelesSteles are huge stone slabs which depict important calligraphic writing, often dating back to ancient times. They are held in high regard in China and many people study the artistry of these mammoth pieces.

The Forest of Steles (Xi'an beilin) is located in the Confucian Temple on Sanxue Jie in Xian, this building was first built to preserve the Thirteen Classics of Filial Piety which were engraved during the Tang Dynasty.

A significant collection of Steles was gathered by the Qing dynasty and the building became known as the Forest of Steles.

Today, this is a professional art museum which collects, studies and displays various Steles and stone sculptures. if you are interested in Chinese art and calligraphy, there are some interesting objects on display here. If not, possibly give this one a miss!

 

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