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Dazu rock carvings in China

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This complex of rock carvings is located 165 kilometers from the large city of Chongqing and 10 kilometers from the city of Dazu.

County   Dazu was famous for its stone carvings as early as the 7th century AD. But most of the sculptures were created from the 10th to the 12th century. The first works are attributed to the monk Zhao Zhifing, who adhered to Tantric Buddhism.

In total, about 50 thousand statues of secular, Taoist, Confucian and Buddhist themes are read here. More than 100 thousand hieroglyphs are engraved on them. The most famous statue – this is Nirvana Shakyamuni. It represents a Buddha 31 meters long, which lies on its side.

Dazu masters are famous for their high skill and great swing of work. All statues look very attractive and lively.

The Dadzu complex of caves and temples was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1999. He is a living embodiment of the synthesis of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism.

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Author: Kelly Costine