Stone Steles Museum – or Xi’an Beilin Museum – was established in 1087. Originally housing precious stone steles, which are effective ‘monuments’ or stone slabs on which text or images are inscribed, carved or painted. The Stone Steles Museum is no ordinary treasure trove. Among the precious steles, you will find Emperor Xuanzong’s 745 AD Classic on Filial Piety and the Kaicheng Stone Steles, which were carved in 837 AD. Stone steles from as early as the Han dynasty (206 – 220 AD) can be found here. Definitely worthy of a visit during your time in Xi’an.
Update: July 29, 2021