Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Dazu Rock Carvings, China

The Dazu Rock Carvings are a series of Chinese religious sculptures and carvings, dating back as far as the 7th century A.D., depicting and influenced by Buddhist, Confucian and Taoist beliefs. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the Dazu Rock Carvings are made up of 75 protected sites containing some 50,000 statues, with over 100,000 Chinese characters forming inscriptions and epigraphs. The sites are located in Chongqing Municipality within the steep hillsides throughout Dazu County (located about 60 kilometers west of the city of Chongqing, China). The highlights of the rock grotto are found on Mount Baoding and Mount Beishan.


Dazu Rock Carvings September 1, 2009 at 11:27 AM  

Dazu rock carvings have astonishingly artistic works with rich sprinkle of secular & spiritual symbols of everyday life of China. The reclined Buddha statue & the prominent cave of fulfillment are the precious view of spiritual, history or art enthusiasts. From hell & drunkard with mother to Liu Benzen with tantric control are rock carvings of ultimate significance.

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