Tag: grottoes

  • The Longmen Grottoes, China

    written by breakphreak on 2009-01-06 in #world #locations
    The Longmen Grottoes, China

    China has several major Grottoes-related historical sites, such as Yungang Caves in Shanxi, Mogao Caves in Gansu and Longmen Caves in Henan. The first site is already lomo-covered, the second resides in the north of China, having very unattractive weather in December for the warm hamsters like us, so here is the review about the third.

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  • Yungang Grottoes, Datong, China

    written by breakphreak on 2009-01-02 in #world #locations
    Yungang Grottoes, Datong, China

    53 grottoes (read: caves) with thousands statues carry a history of 1500 years back in time. The historical records state that more then 40000 people contributed to the project that took 50 years to complete (all happened during the Northern Wei Dynasty, guided by a monk, named Tan Yao).

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