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The Dazu Rock Carvings

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Address: In DaZu Zone, Dazu County 402360, China
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Phone Number: 023-43780118
6:30 am - 5:30 pm
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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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Place of great historical religious interest.

I recommend going here, make sure to use a guide to get the facts. The full program took a few hours. It can be made more efficient by taking a golf cart from the entrance to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend going here, make sure to use a guide to get the facts. The full program took a few hours. It can be made more efficient by taking a golf cart from the entrance to the caves. And then hire lift back to the parking. Only rest rooms by the entrances. You cannot get around with a wheelchair. Really... More 

Thank Carina J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a day-trip from ChongQing. To the main station and on a bus direction Dazu and you'll arrive at Dazu's old bust station (LaoZhan). Then on local bus #205 (bus stop diagonal to the entrance of old bus station) and all the way to Baoding Shan (16km ride) where the bus terminates. Back to the old station after the visit,... More 

Thank GoranWembley
Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went with a chinese speaking bus trip from Chongqing as there was no English speaking option. Was a bit tricky but I made new friends with other domestic bilingual tourists. They were so friendly. The site itself offers english speaking locaql guide. The site has had a lot of government money and is being progressively restored. Very worthwhile.

Thank LeanneJ721
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

This is one of the most amazing sites I visited during my 5 weeks trip to inner China. Set in a jungle like canyon, the colorful carvings are worth the distance. This is so breathtaking that it is difficult to describe. There are 2 working temples on site, attracting pilgrims from far away. I am only too sorry that China... More 

Thank frenchteddywww
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Love to visit... its rock carving spells out the story of Buddhist in a Chinese way. You will be amazing, I am sure.

Thank Chai Y
Tangerang, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

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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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

Thank andreajet82
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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 

Thank ManfreddNg
Shanghai, China
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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.

Thank Lars O
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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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