The Dazu Rock Carvings

by jessica on February 11, 2013

The Dazu Rock Carvings
The Dazu Rock Carvings

Located in the the Chongqing city in the range of Dazu district, Tongnan County, Tongliang County and Bishan County, the Dazu Rock Carving represents the carved stone statue art of the Tang dynasty and Song dynasty. And the Dazu Rock Carving is the generic terms of the grotto art that show in the way of bas-reliefs precipices in the district of the Dazu. It is the religious cliff carving with the main theme mainly being the Buddhist during the Tang dynasty and Song dynasty, among which the Beishan cliff statues and the Baodingshan cliff statues are the most famous—They are the most famous ancient carving art in China.

The Dazu Rock Carvings
The Dazu Rock Carvings

The Dazu Rock Carvings sets for more than 70 sites and totals 100,000 Rock Carvings, and it is the model of the grottoes statues art in late China in ancient times. With its large scale, exquisite art, various content and profound culture, the Dazu Rock Carvings enjoys the same reputation as the Dungannon Mogao Grottoes, Yungang Grottoes, Longmen Grottoes and the MaiJiShan Grottoes.

When having a visit here, don’t forget to visit one of the most rock carvings, yes, that is the Beishan cliff statues! It is located in the Beishan Mountain with 1.5 kilometers north of the Dazu District. The status of on the Beishan Mountain are 300 meters long, fantastic, majestic and beautiful, it has been listed as the The national key cultural relics protection units and the world cultural heritage because of its high cultural relic value, sculpture value and tourism value.

The Dazu Rock Carvings
The Dazu Rock Carvings

Travel tips: 1) ticket price: in slack season from the 1st December to the 28th or 29th February: 70 RMB/adult for the Beishan Rock Carving, 90RMB/adult for the Baodingshan Rock Carving and 20 RMB/ adult for the Holy Life Temple; in the peak season from the 1st March to the 30th November: 120 RMB/ adult for the Baodingshan Rock Carving, 90 RMB/ adult for the Beishan Rock Carving and 20 RMB/ adult for the Holy Life Temple. 2) How to get there: Travelers from Chongqing can take the bus ( every 20 minutes will comes a bus) in the Caiyuanba bus station or Chenjiaping bus station in Chongqing along the expressway to the Dazu area with the price of about 50 RMB for about 1.5 hours drive; those who from Chengdu can take the bus in the Hehuachi bus station with the price of about 80-100 RMB. 3) Nearby attractions: DaZu ShiMa Catholic church, Hechuan Fishing City, Ware Gukou County etc..

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