Dazu Caves are known for the ancient rock reliefs found in them. They are dated to the 7th-10th centuries. The cave complex is quite large. There are more than 50,000 statues of various sizes and values on its territory. Most of them belong to Buddhist culture. There are also Confucian and Taoist-themed statues here. More than 100,000 hieroglyphs have been found in these caves in addition to statues. Researchers have not been able to decipher some of them.
Nirvana Gautama is considered one of the most famous cave sculptures. The Buddha sleeping on his side is depicted on it. The length of this sculpture is 31 meters. The cave complex is located in Dazu County. This place is famous for its masters of stone carving since the 7th century. Most of the sculptures were created in these places in the period from the 10th to the 12th centuries. It is difficult to imagine what the scale of this craft was a thousand years ago because only a part of them has survived to this day.
Masters carved sculptures in the rocks by order of wealthy residents of the city, as well as local monks. Some sculptures were created at the request of ordinary people. You can see the most interesting stone sculptures on the slopes of Beishan Mountain. A huge stone wall with a length of more than 300 meters is located here. There are more than 10,000 sculptures on it. On the slope of Baodingshan Mountain, you can see one of the most unusual sculptures of the Buddha with a thousand hands. Some of the most ancient sculptures are located on the slope of Nanshan Mountain. One day of excursions will definitely not be enough to see all the significant objects of the caves. Next - longmen Shiku Temple
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