Dazu Rock Carvings is located in Chongqing City, with Dazu District, Yinan County, Tongliang County and Daishan County as the scope, where you can enjoy the art of stone carvings representing the Tang and Song Dynasties. Because of its location in the mountains of the Chinese mainland, the traffic in the past was inconvenient, and the catastrophe and man-made destruction of the wars of the past were spared. There are more than 70 stone carvings in the stone carving group, totaling more than 100,000 bodies. Among them, the Baoding Mountain and the Beishan Cliff Stone Carvings are the most famous. The Buddhist statues are the main ones. The Confucianism and Taoism statues are the model of the late Chinese cave art. The scale is grand, the art is exquisite, and the content is rich. It can be the same as the four major Chinese caves such as Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes, Yungang Grottoes, Longmen Grottoes, and Maiji Mountain Grottoes.
Among them, the statue of Baodingshan Moya was built in the Southern Song Dynasty. The Buddha statues are carved on the mountain rocks within 2.5 km, including the statues of Dafo Bay and Xiaofowan centered on Shengshou Temple. The Dazu Dafo Bay is the main body, followed by Xiaofowan, which is distributed in the east, south and north. More than 360 giant carvings, with six reincarnations, the majority of Baolou, Huayan three icons, a thousand Guanyin and so on.
There are several dynasties in China's history that respect Buddhism and build many statues of grottoes. The more famous ones are the Four Grottoes, namely Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, Gansu, Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang, Henan, Yungang Grottoes in Datong, Shanxi, and Tianshui in Gansu. The Maiji Mountain Grottoes, Mogao Grottoes, is the world's first world cultural heritage in the selection of grottoes. Several caves above
have a long history and were built around 1600-1700 years ago. There is also a well-known grotto in Chongqing, which is built later and has a more beautiful shape. It has become a national 5A tourist attraction.
Chongqing Dazu Rock Carvings, containing about 75 grottoes, more than 50,000 Buddha statues, representing the highest level of world grotto art in the 9th-13th centuries. The Dazu Rock Carvings began in the early Tang Dynasty in the 7th century and reached its peak in the Song Dynasty. The Dazu Rock Carvings were listed in the World Cultural Heritage in 1999.
Dazu County in the Tang Dynasty, belonging to Changzhou. In 885, the state capital of Changzhou moved to Dazu County, which also led to the development of all aspects of Dazu. The Dazu Rock Carvings were completed from this time until nearly 1400 AD in 1279. The Dazu Rock Carvings are distributed on five hills in Beishan, Baodingshan, Nanshan, Shiqishan and Shimenshan.
The Dazu Rock Carvings in the Dazu District of Chongqing City is a world cultural heritage site. The Dazu Rock Carvings include Baoding Mountain, Beishan Mountain, Nanshan Mountain and others. Here, you can enjoy seeing the well-preserved stone carving art from the Tang and Song Dynasties. Among the many stone carving groups, the Baoding Mountain and Beishan Stone Carvings are the most famous. Baoding Mountain’s “Picture of the six stages of reincarnation” and “Picture of the retribution for the ten deadly sins” are worth savoring in detail. The Buddha statues in Beishan Mountain include both the simplicity of the Tang Dynasty's sculpture and the beauty of the Song Dynasty's sculpture.
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