The most well-known among the many stone sculptures of Anyue is the "Purple Bamboo Guanyin" in Pilu Cave, also known as "Water Moon Guanyin". Because of this beautiful statue of Guanyin, Zizhu Guanyin has become the spokesperson of Anyue stone carvings.
"Water Moon Goddess of Mercy" is named after its back leaning on purple bamboo. It is an artistic treasure of the Northern Song Dynasty stone carvings, the pinnacle of work. She was called "Oriental Venus" by the famous British Chinese female writer, Ms. Han Suyin. My feeling is that it is even more beautiful than Venus! [laid back]
In addition to the Shuiyue Guanyin statue, there is an important grotto in Pilu Cave-the ten practice diagram of the fifth generation of Tantric Patriarch Liu Benzun. In the Pilu Cave, which is 6.6 meters high, 14 meters wide, and 4.5 meters deep, the sculpture of the "Ten Rehabilitation Practice Diagram" of Liu Benzun is rigorous in composition, vivid and easy to understand, which is a fine product.
This unparalleled statue of Zizhu Guanyin appeared in various texts and photos introducing Anyue stone carvings, but it was obviously not enough to promote it. During our visit, we found that most of the visitors were locals from Sichuan, and there were not many foreign tourists. We stopped for a long time in front of this exquisite statue and couldn't bear to leave! [struggle]
I visited Dazu a few years ago and thought An An had nothing good to see, but it was unexpected! Hope to protect it.
It's about an hour's drive from the central city of Anyue, half of which is a rural road, which is a bit bumpy. Tickets are usually ten yuan, and twenty on weekends, which is horribly cheap. According to the introduction, there are more than 490 stone carvings, but in fact they are mainly three grottoes. But these three places are very beautiful and beautiful. Shuiyue Guanyin is very magical. It looks like a soft beauty from a distance, and a solemn male looks at a close distance. It is said that a house was built outside the Guanyin during the Cultural Revolution. It was called a private house. It was preserved day and night. Don't miss it if you like stone carvings, it is indeed the finest of Anyue stone carvings.
The stone carvings of Anyue are the world's material cultural heritage. The Zizhu Guanyin in Pilu Cave, Shiyang Town is a miracle! Although it is a statue of Buddha, the common people are reincarnated as gods, and everyone admires them.
Oriental Venus, ancient and beautiful, the name is not worthy!
Pilu Cave is located in Shiyang Town, 40 kilometers southeast of Anyue County. It's about an hour's drive. It's pretty easy to find. Tickets are 20 yuan. Pilu Cave was excavated in the Northern Song Dynasty. It may be remote. There are not many tourists. There are more than 400 cliff statues here. The most famous Zizhu Guanyin is known as the Oriental Beauty God, and it is the most beautiful stone-carved Water Moon Guanyin in the country! Looking at 9 images, Xi Da who is not like puppets [smiles]
The ten paintings of Avalokitesvara and Liu Benzun in Pilu Cave are rare.
Among the "National Key Cultural Relics Conservation Units" (Batch 1-5) edited by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage, it is the second longest in the grotto category, second only to Dunhuang, and surpassing Yungang, Longmen and Dazu. You can expect to see the editor see Zizhu Surprise in Guanyin.
The location is next to Shiyang Town, closer to Dazu. I took a taxi from Dazu.
Preston_Dominguez: Anyue, Ziyang, Sichuan, China
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