Da Zu

Dazu Rock Carving



The masterpiece of Chinese exquisite grotto art, Dazu Rock Carving is a shining star in the speleological art treasure. It enjoys equal popularity with Dunhuang frescos and forms the trilogy with Yungang and Longmen Grottoes. Haring epitomized the art of grotto carvings in China, Dazu Rock Carvings has not only elevated grotto art of a certain time but also become an everlasting art moment in the rock carving field of China. Dazu Rock Carvings are a great masterpiece of art, important contribution to the creation of new ides in the development of Chinese speleology, an example of life like creation of speleology, a new page in China's history of Tantric Buddhism. As a result on December 1st 1999 Dazu Rock Carvings was inscribed on the World Heritage list by the UNESCO. The general term of "Dazu Rock Carvings" refers to all the cliffside carvings in Dazu County, Chongqing municipality. Put under conservation and protection are 75 spots of cliff side carvings composed of more than 50000 statues and over 100000 Chinese characters of inscriptions and epigraphs.




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