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Dazu Rock Carvings

Updated: Jul 10, 2018 Print

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Dazu Rock Carvings [Photo/IC]

The Dazu Rock Carvings are located in Dazu county, Chongqing. Construction began in 650, and continued into the 17th century.

The rock carvings are an outstanding example of China’s grotto art in the middle and late period of ancient China.

So far, 50,000 statues and 100,000 inscribed Chinese characters have been identified. Seventy-five cliff statue sites are under state protection. 

Dazu was added to the World Heritage list on December 1, 1999.

Address: Beishan Rod, Baoding twon, Dazu district, Chongqing


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