Stele Forest

Local name碑林
LocationBeilin District, Xi'an, China

The Stele Forest or Beilin Museum is a museum for steles and stone sculptures in Beilin District in Xi'an, China. The museum, which is housed in a former Confucian Temple, has housed a growing collection of Steles since 1087. By 1944 it was the principal museum for Shaanxi province. Due to the large number of steles, it was officially renamed the Forest of Stone Steles in 1992. Altogether, there are 3,000 steles in the museum, which is divided into seven exhibitions halls, which mainly display works of calligraphy, painting and historical records.

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Opening hours

Mar - Apr: daily: 8 am - 6:15 pm
(tickets available until 5:30 pm)

May - Oct 7: 8 am - 6:45 pm
(tickets available until 6 pm)

Oct 8 - Nov: 8 am - 6:15 pm
(tickets available until 5.30 pm)

Dec - Feb: 8 am - 6 pm
(tickets available until 5.15 pm)


Mar - Nov: CNY 75
Dec - Feb: CNY 50
Children between 3.9 and 4.6 feet (1.2 - 1.4 meters): 50% discount
Children under 3.9 feet (1.2 meters): free

More information and contact


Information on Travel China Guide Website

Address Xian, China

Coordinates 34°15'14.774" N 108°56'53.542" E

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