Wanfo Cave, also known as Wanfu Cave, is located on the cliff on the right bank of Wuding River 8 kilometers north of Mizhi County, Yulin, Shaanxi. There are 29 caves in total.
The Wanfodong Grottoes is the first stop of our trip today. This attraction was destroyed by the Cultural Revolution. Only the main cave remains relatively intact. The walls and 2 square stone pillars are filled with 20cm high stone statues. The 8 stone inscriptions are real objects of the Ming Dynasty. The round stone inscription above the door was made by the Qing Dynasty. The person who looked after the main cave was a 76-year-old man, and the person who cleaned the steps was also a 60-year-old man. Through conversation, before the Cultural Revolution, here The Buddha statues in each cave are quite beautiful, but unfortunately the only main cave left now is also ruined. Leaving Wanfodong and heading east to Jiang's Manor, when he reached the intersection of Zaozhang Road, he encountered road repair and had to give up going north to Xianglu Temple. Xianglu Temple is located in Shanxi Province on the west side of the Yellow River between Jialin Yellow River Bridge and Linxian Yellow River Bridge. The Xianglu Temple was built during the Wanli period of the Ming Dynasty. It relies on the periphery of the Jiaxian county city wall. The terrain is prominent and dangerous. It overlooks the Jialin Bridge and recalls yesterday from the east side of the Yellow River to the west. The feeling of escaping to heaven is still unfinished.
The Jialan Guardian Hall in the main cave is square in plan, 8 meters wide, 11.6 meters deep, and 4.7 meters high. The flat part of the front of the cave top has 15 squares of flat base, and the interior is embossed with flowers, grass, and beasts. The center of the back half is the dome. , The middle is a relief on the periphery of the Eight Diagrams. A rectangular stone altar base is cut below the front of the cave, with 3 xumi seats on top, and a rectangular stone altar base on each side. There are two rectangular stone pillars in the cave, which reach the top of the cave, 1.26 meters wide and 19 meters thick, with a small Buddha carved on the top. And the inscription, in the middle of the column, where the rock fault is not suitable for the statue, use colored painting. The two walls of the cave are carved with various shapes and various small Buddhas. There are inscriptions between them. There are 15 floors of small Buddhas on the right wall, 165 bodies on each floor, on the right side. 20 floors, each with 165 bodies, plus two columns of about ten thousand statues, 25 inscriptions, including "Tianfo Cave Beginning Camp for the Rejection of Captives..." and the handwriting of the famous calligrapher Yelan from Yulin in Qing Dynasty "Ling" Should" etc. There are 12 stone statues moved from each cave in the cave, 1 remnant stele and 2 tortoise-shaped steles.
There are characteristic small fruit points, not too big, and many stone statues.
On the side of the national highway from Yulin to Mizhi, close to the cliffs of the Wuding River, it stretches for more than 100 meters, and there are 29 caves scattered in layers. The car stopped by the national highway and climbed along a steep stone ladder to a half-waist platform. Several grandpas were chatting. They saw strangers coming and knew they were visitors. One of the grandpas came over. I asked where I came from and what I came to do, and replied to visit Wanfo Cave. It turned out that the old grandfather was the gatekeeper, and the key to the cave was in his hand. From the platform to the cave entrance on the cliff wall, you have to continue climbing a steep and narrow ladder. The grandfather who walked a little tremblingly climbed the ladder, but he was very vigorous. He took a tour of a large cave. It is probably the temple of the guardian of the Garan. The walls are densely packed with small Buddha statues, but the weathering is very serious, and there are many more The Buddha's head is gone, and it is said that it was destroyed during the Cultural Revolution. The Zenith has some painted paintings that seem to have a long history. Now some brightly colored and modernly made golden Buddha statues are placed in the cave. Grandpa opened the doors of a few small caves for me to visit. Standing at the entrance of the cave, I saw the Wuding River and the highway on the Wuding River winding from the northwest, passing in front of the Wanfo Cave, and heading southeast. The scale of the grottoes is not small, but the date of the carvings is uncertain. It is said to have been built from the Song Dynasty to the Ming Dynasty. Wanfo Cave is 6 kilometers away from the center of Mizhi County and you can take a taxi. If you drive, there is no special parking lot, just park in the open space beside the national highway at the gate. Visit is free.
Preston_Dominguez: Wangshagou Village, Yinzhou Town, Mizhi County, Yulin City
Jeremy_Dodson: I recommended Wanfodong,Yuyangqulong Culture Museum,Yulin Heilong Pond