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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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  • With a private driver from Chongqing was about 2 hours drive from Dazu. Nowadays there is also a high speed train to Dazu; but the rockcarvingss seem than 30 km from the train station. Not so useful. Baoding Shan park is beautifully landscaped; everything is up close. The sculptures, mostly Buddha-like images, are ca. 800 years old and well preserved. To see include the 18 layers of hell with horrorscenes and the Wheel of Predestination. But by far the most beautiful we found the Golden Guanyin 1007 with the arms: gorgeous! -and Oh, Yes, the reclining Buddha is "under constructure" so not to see. -There is also another fun museum with pictures of the other important caves such as Datong, Luoyang and others
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  • One of the most beautiful sites I've seen in China. Merit moving to Chongqing just to see cel - 14 kilometers to the northeast of Dazu (with that of Beishan at 2 km to the North)
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  • Here is an authentic Chinese engravings, Judith. There is a different animal shape Chinese death fungal Pro of China and many others. There are more words to the English language, China seems to have here?
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  • It is very precious and need protection from seepage Prof. R C Agrawal
  • 交通不太方便,门票略贵,和圣寿寺门票捆绑销售非常不合理。
  • 很偏僻的地方,但真的很震撼
  • 交通方便,历史鉴证