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The Dazu Rock Carvings, Dazu County

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Discover an awe-inspiring display of Chinese religious rock carvings and sculptures at UNESCO-inscribed The Dazu Rock Carvings. The carvings scatter across 75 protected sites, which contain over 50,000 statues and thousands of Chinese characters. The site gained World Heritage status due to its grand scale and aesthetic quality of the sculptures. Admire these magnificent carvings, which date as far back as the seventh-century Tang dynasty and some of which are in rock shrines, others carved directly into open rock face. These beautiful carvings demonstrate the harmonious relationship between Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism in the region. Access for wheelchairs, pushchairs, and those with walking difficulties is limited. Put The Dazu Rock Carvings into our Dazu County trip itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Dazu County.
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  • Great experience. Liked it so we walked through twice. Second time was after the crowds had left which was great. The lying Buddha was still covered and undergoing restoration, but can still be seen t...  more »
  • The Dazu rock carving grottoes are 1,200 years old and still have original paint. 50,000 carved statues took 90 years to etch in the rock walls. They tell the common man that if your bad, you'll go to...  more »
  • The Dazu Rock Carvings are an absolute must see if you're visiting Chongqing. If you are on a cruise ship that's ending up in Chongqing and you're thinking about leaving right away, DON'T. Get a later...  more »
  • Stunning rock carvings; truly a world heritage.
  • This is the place can feel Chinese grandeur. Landscape Misty and rainy season of piety not even feel the presence of someone. Poorly accessible locations to explore the use of our head from difficulties, Chongqing liberation monument, but took time to move than tourism. Didn't get centerpiece Shakyamuni Nirvana image in the renovation.
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  • 值得前來欣賞,具有濃厚的佛教氣息,雖然知名度沒有敦煌石窟的大,來重慶玩也是可以安排的景點
  • The change of our cruise ship (see ship review "Blue Whale"), we had the opportunity to visit the Buddhist cave sculptures close to in the treasure mountain. The drive from Chongqing there (approx. 80 km distance) with our bus took about 3 hours and went through a typical Chinese landscape with a lot of rice. The cave sculptures belong since 1999 to the UNESCO world cultural heritage. Our Shimbo's DERTOUR travel guide led us in the German language by the interesting complex. The scenes of the "last judgement" were particularly impressive. After lunch we went back again to Chongqing, where we arrived at 18 o'clock on our cruise ship blue whale. The suitcases were separated on the way (from the Hotel Holiday Inn to the ship) and arrived in a timely manner.
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  • Simply terrific
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