The Tianti Mountain Grottoes, also known as Dafo Temple, are located in Dengshan Village, Zhonglu Township, Liangzhou District, Wuwei City. They were created in Northern Liang during the Sixteen Kingdoms Period of the Eastern Jin Dynasty and are about 1600 years old. The summit of the mountain is precipitous and shrouded in clouds and mist. Stone steps have been laid on the mountain, which, due to the steepness of the terrain, look like a hanging ladder, hence the mountain's Chinese name 'Tianti', meaning 'Ladder to heaven'. Due to the soft geological structure of the Tiantishan Grottoes, the caves have all suffered different degrees of damage, with only three levels of grottoes remaining, along with around ten caves. There are large murals on the north and south walls of the cave with vivid and lifelike depiction of such as a dragon flying in the clouds, trees and flowers, and a Bodhi Tree.
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Tiantishan Grottoes is located in Dengshan Village, Zhonglu Township, 50 kilometers south of Wuwei City, Gansu Province. It was built in the northern Liang Dynasty during the Eastern Jin Dynasty and the Sixteen Kingdoms Period. It is about 1600 years old. Tianti Mountain Grottoes is one of the earliest grottoes in China. It has an important position in the history of grotto statues in China, and has the reputation of the originator of grottoes. The
Tiantishan Grottoes are located on the embankment of the Huangyanghe Reservoir. The blue waves are everywhere, the sky is high and the sky is wide, and the snowy mountains in the distance are faintly visible. People can't help but admire. In the desolate and arid northwest, there is such a place. Great view.
Stepping into the range of the Tianti Mountain Grottoes, the sights are the blue-yellow Huangyanghe Reservoir, the path leading to the grotto, and repaired on the water. The Big Buddha Temple is currently the only cave open to tourists. Such a statue of the Seven Buddhas is rare in China.
The two Buddhas of Sakyamuni Buddha are also composed of Manjusri, Samantabhadra Bodhisattva, Guangmu, Tianwen, Jiaye, Ananda and other six statues. The shapes are vivid and different: Jiaye is an ascetic monk, so it seems to be more The old man is thin and thin; and the story of Ananda is the little nephew before the Buddha was born, lively and beautiful, and the posture in front of the Buddha is more relaxed.
In summary, the impact process of Chinese grottoes should be: Tiantishan Grottoes - Yungang Grottoes - Longmen Grottoes - Dunhuang Grottoes.
In the Tianti Mountain Grottoes, you can also enjoy the unique folk rap culture in Wuwei area: Liangzhou Baojuan.
The caves currently opened in the Tianti Mountain Grottoes are the seven Buddhist caves built in the Tang Dynasty. The entire cave is 30 meters high, 19 meters wide and 6 meters deep. The statues in the cave are all stone sculptures. Due to the nature of the Tianti Mountain, the grottoes are based on chisel-shaped, plastic-shaped, carved along the red sandstone wall from top to bottom, and then molded with mud. In the grotto style of the country, a cave of seven Buddhas is rare. The biggest Buddha among the seven Buddhas is the Sangha Buddha statue ------ Sakyamuni Buddha, 28 meters high, the left hand is flat on the knee, Purdue All beings, the right palm is facing forward, fearless of all evil in the world. The oldest and the youngest of the grottoes are the two disciples of Sakyamuni Buddha. The old one is Capricorn, the first of the ten disciples. Because he is an ascetic, the image is relatively old. The philosophical thought is deep. The opposite of him is Xiao An, the cousin of Sakyamuni Buddha, and the dictation of the Buddhist scriptures after the Nirvana. On the left side of the Buddha is Manjushri, who is in charge of great wisdom, and on the right is the Samantabhadra, who is in charge of virtue. The outermost part of the Buddha statue is the two guardian kings, the left side is the northern king of the multi-wisdom king, the right foot is stepping on the ugly little devil. On the right is the Western King of the Eyes, and the footsteps of the symbol of longevity. This Seven Buddha Cave is known as the No. 13 Grotto.
I like the cave culture very much. I feel that it is a very happy thing to increase my knowledge while traveling.
The Tianti Mountain Grottoes are known as the "original ancestors of Chinese grottoes". They are deeply embedded in the cliffs of the southern cliffs of Dapo Mountain. The scale is magnificent and exquisite. It is a "solitude grotto" that exists silently. It has a feeling of desolateness. . The iconic Buddha in the grotto sits on the mountain, and the blue waves wrap around the body, forming a spectacular spectacle of mountains, water, Buddha and clouds. Other statues in the grottoes are also uniquely comparable to the Mogao Grottoes.
"Tianti Mountain Grottoes", also known as the Great Buddha Temple, was founded in the Northern Liang Dynasty during the Sixteen Kingdoms of the Eastern Jin Dynasty. It is about 1600 years old. It is a famous tourist attraction in Liangzhou.
is the "original ancestor of Chinese caves". It is deeply embedded in the cliffs of the south cliff of Dapo Mountain in Wuwei, Gansu Province. It is magnificent and exquisite. The iconic Buddha in the grotto sits on the mountain, and the blue waves wrap around the body, forming a spectacular spectacle of mountains, water, Buddha and clouds.