The Sumiyama Grottoes: a long history, the brilliance of art
In addition to Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes, Maiji Mountain Grottoes, there are many large and small grottoes on the Silk Road, they also record the dynasties of Buddhism The interpretation of the sculpture and the craftsmanship of the sculptures, the name of the Buddha's proverb "Sumi", is one of the main representatives.
Sumiyama Grottoes is the largest Buddhist cave in Ningxia. It is located in Guyuan, the important town of the ancient Silk Road. The scenery here combines the unique beauty of the northwest. There are more than 150 existing caves in the Sumi Mountain, widely distributed in the Sumi Mountain. Various hills.
Mishan Grottoes can be divided into several large areas according to location: Dafolou District, Zisungong District, Yuanguangsi District, Xiangguosi District, Taohuadong District, Songshuo District, Three Kiln Districts, Heishigou Area.
Because of the time relationship, we chose a more classic area. Along the way, looking far away, the large and small grotto layers are stacked like a beehive. Walking in the mountains is like this, looking very close, but walking far.
The caves have been preserved so far, and most of them have been incomplete. There are only 70 carved statues in the caves, of which more than 20 are more complete.
The Buddha is very spectacular. You can climb the stairs and visit the Big Buddha at a close distance. In the distance, there are canyons, red rocks, green vegetation, and slow flowing water, which are more magnificent under the blue sky and white clouds.
Sumiyama, the center of the world in ancient Indian mythology.
came to Ningxia and came to the Sumi Mountain Grottoes, one of China's top ten grottoes, before I was fortunate enough to feel the Buddha's ambition.
began to be drilled in the Northern Wei Dynasty. The Suishan Grottoes have a history of more than 1,400 years. After continuous cultivation and repair, there are 8 scenic spots such as Xiangguo Temple and more than 350 Buddha statues.
or male in the mountains, or hidden in the mountains, or Buddha statues, or murals. Walking along the history and religious civilization, such a mountain climbing trip is particularly meaningful.