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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208 reviews
  • August 12, 2017
    We have came here from Chonqging. First bus for 45CNY to Dazu and then bus 205 to Rock Carvings. Entrance fee is pretty high 135 CNY/pp. This place sometimes might be crowded with chinese groups. But ...  more »
  • June 4, 2017
    A place full of history, suggested to invite a tour guide to explain (150), because each stone is a Buddhist classic story, the Buddhism to me white, historical praise while I study visit. Walk the dazu rock carvings I also found the wisdom of the ancients is enough for modern people to worship them, drainage systems, Visual effects, carving, made me feel what we Chinese wisdom make me proud.
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  • June 3, 2017
    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 »
  • July 5, 2017
    Stunning rock carvings; truly a world heritage.
  • April 10, 2017
    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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  • November 29, 2016
    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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  • March 12, 2017
    Simply terrific
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