Tag: shanxi

  • Yungang Grottoes, Datong, China

    written by breakphreak on 2009-01-02 #places
    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).

  • Shanxi - Yungang Grottoes (UNESCO)

    written by candy_candy on 2011-10-09 #places
    Shanxi - Yungang Grottoes (UNESCO)

    Similar to Dunhuang's Mogao Grottoes, the Yungang Grottoes is located in Datong City of Shanxi province in China. If you are interested in Buddhism, Yungang Grottoes has some excellent examples of rock-cut architecture and is one of the three most famous ancient Buddhist sculptural sites of China.