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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  • about one and a half hours drive from Chongqing. We hired a car with a driver. First thing to note if you are elderly bring your passport as it is free for over 70's and half price for those over 60 b...  more »
  • We hired a car and self-drove from Chongqing to Dazu. Direction-wise it was very easy as Dazu is quite well signposted. The road condition was excellent, with half of the journey being the highway (RM...  more »
  • I did join on a one-day tour to visit this place. Luckily, my tour guide was reviewed that she explained each cravings quite in details, which was what I wanted when I traveled in historical area. Und...  more »
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  • 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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