Dazu Rock Carvings Beishan Site

Dazu Rock Carvings Beishan Site

Dazu Rock Carvings Beishan Site
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jim_julian
Southern California115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Couples
Beishan is one of five Dazu Rock Carving sites near the city of Dazu in the Chongqing municipality of China. The main site is Baodangshan and tickets may be bought at either site to visit both. The carvings at Beishan are older (650 AD) than Baodangshan (1200 AD) but Baodangshan is a much larger, much more developed, site --- if you have time to visit two sites then Beishan should be your choice for the second. The day my wife and I were there we were the only visitors (Baodangshan had hundreds on the same day). The carvings are interesting but not as well preserved and many heads have been stolen. I would hope that someday the Chinese government would go from the current protection posture they have at Beishan to really preserving the site and providing more extensive labeling, as they have at Baodangshan.
Written July 5, 2013
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Rachelle W
Los Angeles, CA1,664 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
The Beishan Rock Carvings are much smaller in scale, comparing with the main rock carvings in Baodingshan. It is worth a visit if one has time. I would highly recommend it if time allows.

Ticket is 35 Chinese dollars during light season (winter 2017) or 15 Chinese dollars if one has a student ID. A tour guide costs 170 Chinese dollars, and the tour lasts a little bit more than one hour. I didn’t get a guide because there is only one guide, and she was giving a tour. English tour may not be available at this location (I didn’t see it on the price board); it is available at Baodingshan for 260 Chinese dollars a tour.

The rock carvings at Beishan is very different. Almost all the carvings are inside a man-made socket (like a giant hole carved into the mountain). Almost all carvings are buddhas and other religious features. If I understand the carvings correctly, most are shown good wishes, unless Baodingshan Carving where hell is depicted in details.

Without a guide, it took me about 45 minutes to tour the carvings twice. I wish I had a guide so I could understand more.

There is a pagoda near the carvings, and the receptionist on duty recommended me to go. It is quiet a walk over! Be prepared!!! If one doesn’t have a car, one needs to walk up 350 stairs to a hill top. The pagoda isn’t the best part; there are two giant Buddhas who are shouldering the pagoda. Very magnificent!

Overall, recommend time to spend - 3 hours with a lot of climbing and walking!
Written December 14, 2017
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mike88gg
Singapore, Singapore55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
the carvings are nice but not as good as the main Dazu Rock Carvings. Would suggest first priority is for the main Dazu site and the Beishan site is only visited if you have spare time. Not as impressive or natural as the main site but the carvings are better preserved as they are in a grotto.
Quite a lot of steps to climb to get to the site. Would say that it is not worth hiring a guide. Description of the exhibits are both in English and Chinese
Written October 27, 2017
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andreajet82
Rome, Italy263 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Solo
It's the second place that you must see ,if you go in Dazu.
It's a superb historical site to visit.
It is placed at around two hours from chongqing and you can reach it with a taxi or better using a tour agency(cheaper...).
To visit the full site you gonna take around 1 hour.
Enjoy your trip
Written January 3, 2016
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indigo10_10
Michigan54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015
I visited this site, and Baodangshan in one day trip departing from Chongqing, using Lark Tours as a guide. This was an amazing site to visit. It isn't nearly as popular as Baodangshan, which is a big plus! The carvings are magnificent, and older than Baodangshan. These two sites should be visited together in order to fully experience the emotion from this mainly Buddhist site.
Written August 22, 2015
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Diana L
Seoul38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
So this site was heavily damaged by a protestor back in the days as an act of demonstration against the government. After the government took over the site, it has been well-cared for though many pieces have been destroyed. There are amazing pieces in this site... esp. behind the bars (which obviously have been placed to protect the most valued pieces). There were no English guide service available at the site not even those audio headsets. But they do offer an English guide service at the bigger stone Baodingshan. I learned about the protestor and about some of the special pieces from the guide there
As someone has already mentioned, it was 260 yuan for me as well to get this tour at Baodingshan. If you are worried about transportation. I suggest you get on one of the many local (Chinese) tour buses to get you around if you cannot afford to hire a private tour to take you around! The one I went on took me also to "shopping stops" where they really want you to buy things and where lunch was served to be shared with other local tourists, which was an interesting experience. Pack your own lunch if you don't want to share and just don't buy anything!
Written January 24, 2018
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frenchteddywww
London, UK2,680 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
This group of smaller grottoes is situated a few miles away from the main Dazu Rock Carvings. They are equally interesting although not as well preserved, and can be observed from closer.
Written May 10, 2016
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RogersEm
Auckland, New Zealand56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Family
Incredible carvings with an amazing history. We went with our young children, and we all enjoyed the outing. it's easy to access with a car and driver from Chongqing. It's a lovely walk once you're there, not too far for the little ones. We paid for a guide at the site, and she was well worth the investment to better understand the history. Highly recommend.
Written December 10, 2015
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Margauswe C
Livorno, Italy75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
A collection of bhuddist sculptures made by many persons, where still today chinese people go to leave some offers to the different bhodisattvas.
Not easy to reach unless you're going with a tour, is worth the effort for its unique atmosphere.
Very few western tourists
Written November 10, 2014
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AomAmm
Thailand476 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
This site is not so colorful like the Baodingshan and not poppular like that one.I like it anyway since it is very peaceful with the fresh green bamboo and big trees.
Quite close to town.
However, I would not recommedn to pay 90 CNY for jsut this one.
If you want to see this site also, rather buy the combined tickets( 2 sites for 170 CNY-Just Baodingshan is 135 CNY)
It was not worth 90 CNY.
Written October 13, 2014
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