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The Dazu Rock Carvings

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Address: In DaZu Zone, Dazu County 402360, China
Phone Number: 023-43780118
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More than 50,000 Buddhist stone carvings date from the 9th to 13th...

More than 50,000 Buddhist stone carvings date from the 9th to 13th centuries.

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Day Tour: Incredible Ancient Dazu Rock Carvings in Chongqing

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Well Preserved Ancient Buddhist Carving

The Place grottoes are located in several areas, the must visit area would be Baodingshan. it's located in a mountainous area, the entrance is luxurious, and a new museum was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Tangerang, Indonesia
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Tangerang, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Place grottoes are located in several areas, the must visit area would be Baodingshan. it's located in a mountainous area, the entrance is luxurious, and a new museum was build near the entrance the grottoes (rock carvings). the place is not recommended for those with wheelchair, stroller due to the land contours. The entrance fee is 120 Yuan for... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

If you come in this area ,you can't miss to visit this beautiful historical site. The atmosphere is sublime and it cost only 120 yuan, nothing for what you gonna see. Enjoy

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Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

There are five rock carving sites across Dazu County.The rock carvings were from Tang and Ming dynasties.They were carved by artesans and craft men of Buddhism ,Taoism and Confucian. We visited the Baodingshan site .It is one of the five Dazu sites .The rock carvings are on the hill walls .Similar to viewing fascinating artworks in nature's outdoor gallery.There are... More 

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

I can now understand why this was placed on the UNESCO global heritage list. Well-preserved carvings present a mixture of Buddhist, Confucian and Daoist ideologies to convey the teachings of the time via numerous 'stories'. Amazing that it wasn't purged during the Cultural Revolution! At only 90 minutes from downtown Chongqing, this is a must see.

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Yomitan-son, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Never seen anything like this before. The rock carvings were amazing & fascinating the amount of work that went into them 1000 years ago with the use of modern tools/technology. There was hardly any other visitors to the site which allowed for great pictures. I'm not sure of other times, but we were only the 2nd group of Westerners seen... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Amazing place to visit, I chose an excellent guide for a private tour from Chongqing, the company was Lark-trip.com, and the guide made the experience as he explained all of the history and meaning behind the sculptures. Don't pass by the museum it's well worth a look, very impressive in it's layout and explanation of the spread of Buddhism across... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Baodingshan Rock Carvings is one of the most important places in China. It makes an impression and looks like the paintings of great European masters such as Hieronymus Bosch or Pieter Bruegel. But it was made here in China just 3 centuries before Bosch.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

These carvings are incredibly impressive, and need a good several hours to absorb. This site merges Buddhist, Daoist and Confucian symbolism into the stories told through the amazing carvings. I used Lark Tours, and my guide, Eddie, had many stories to tell about the images. No question was too challenging for him. If you are interested in Chinese Art and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I have heard of this place for almost 20 years. This is my first time here finally. I don't think I have appropriate words to comment this gorgeous treasure, because it's more than Amazing. We attended a tourist group for 1 day trip to DAZU. So we got a nice tourist guid who can tell us all the back ground... More 

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The rock carving in Baodangshan, about 12 kilometers outside Dazu, is amazing both due to its still being perfectly shown even after 800 years and the ability to express the Buddha instructions of behaviour in daily life. The carvings describe scenes of daily life and show religious instructions for desired behavior. The carvings show various figures including religious, high rank... More 

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