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Yungang Grottoes, Datong
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Marvel at rock-carved statues of sitting Buddhas at Yungang Grottoes, a World Heritage Site perched on the banks of the Shi Li river at the base of the Wuzhou mountains. The unique cave complex has 252 grottoes featuring over 51,000 stone statues and 18,000 sq m (193,750 sq ft) of intricately carved areas. Admire ornamented arches and a 15 m (49 ft) tall ornamented pagoda-like column, summoning the highest achievements of the first wave of Buddhist art in China. Started in 450, the carvings display a rigorous unity of style, layout, and design. Reach the grottoes via boat tour, and consider hiring a guide to get the most of your visit. Put Yungang Grottoes on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Datong vacation generator.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Impressive, very beautiful. Each cave has a new surprise. Nice park. You can spend a day would you like to see everything. A guide that gives you explanations is a good aanvullinf.
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  • One of the most amazing attractions of China more than 2 km of mountains carved carefully in the minutest detail. Unbelievable.
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  • Inspected all the grottoes with interest. Most liked Grotto No. 20 and no. 6. Here are the most famous and famous statues. Hits them. In the Park near the grottos, you can explore the beautiful nature. The entrance ticket costs 125 Yuan, is there a discount for pensioners. I travelled by car to save time, because in Datong is something to see.
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  • the entrance/exit is actually quite scenic! I climbed a rock to take this photo (crazy tourist!).
  • Nice walk
  • Nice
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  • 我非常喜欢云冈石窟,这里属于北魏的艺术,所以比较接近莫高窟,而洛阳的龙门石窟是在云冈石窟之后的。也就是说这里的佛像比较接近佛教传到中国时期的样子。