Jingyun Bell at Stele Forest in Xi’an, China

In the first half of Stele Forest are two notable displays. This is Jingyun Bell. The name stems from when it was cast in 711 during the Jingyun Period of the Tang dynasty. Among the decorations etched into this six-ton bell are a lion, cow, and crane. Also visible are inscriptions written by Emperor Ruizong. He ruled the Tang dynasty twice: in 684 to 690 and again in 710 to 712. The Jingyun Bell hung in the famous Bell Tower during the Ming dynasty. On the north side of the courtyard is a stone horse carved between 407 to 431.


15 Sanxue St, Zhong Lou Shang Quan, Beilin Qu, Xian Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China


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