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. Arrange to visit The Dazu Rock Carvings and other attractions in Dazu County using our Dazu County trip itinerary app .
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  • This place is absolutely worth a day trip! Don't be deterred by the city on the way in, these carvings are exquisite!  more »
  • And various statues and carved cliffs, is listed as a world heritage site. 9th century-13th century as it is kept in good sized sushi is fine. To learn more, the teachings of Buddha and Shakyamuni's story is made as a theme, so we recommend guided tours the. I think that person with a basic knowledge of Buddhism, quite enjoy "AHA", and "this is it?", "have you heard". Number of hands, gilt also worship the Kannon stunning temples towards the end.
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  • Dazu has rock carvings at several spots. The main attraction is the cluster at Baodingshan which consists of a steep-sided valley. The Buddhist-inspired carvings are cut into the vertical rock faces, ...  more »
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  • 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 rock carvings are amazing. Dont miss to visit museum and temple complex in the surrounding area.
  • Stunning rock carvings; truly a world heritage.
  • Very impressive by many Buddism sculptures
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  • 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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