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Dazu Rock Carvings

Introducing Dazu Rock Carvings, Dazu Rock Carvings guide, Dazu Rock Carvings Travel Guide
Article from Chongqing Municipal Commission of Tourism

The Dazu Rock Carvings contains all the cliffside carvings in Dazu County. The collection is composed of the rock carvings in Beishan, Baodingshan, Nanshan, Shimenshan as well as Shizhuanshan, all of which are of the highest artistic attainment and demonstrate the most exquisite skills.

Dazu County, reputed as 'the county of rock carving' is located at the southeast of Sichuan province. It is 271 kilometers (about 168.4 miles) from Chengdu on its west and 167 kilometers (about 103.8 miles) from Chongqing on its east. The whole county has an area of 1,400 square kilometers (about 540.5 square miles), and it covers a history of 1,230 years since it came into existence in 758 during the Tang Dynasty (618-907).

The Dazu Rock Carvings was built from 650 in the Tang Dynasty and continued to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the Qing Dynasty (1616-1911). The Dazu Rock Carvings is as famous as the Mogao Cave in Dunhuang, Gansu Province. The rock carvings in these places are very distinguished both at home and abroad. Among the rock carvings, there are more than 5,000 statues and over100,000 Chinese characters of inscriptions and epigraphs. The Buddhist statues dominate in this rock carving group, and the Taoist and the Confucian stone figures can also be seen.

Quick Facts on Dazu Rock Carvings

• Name: Dazu Rock Carvings
• Location: Dazu County, Chongqing City
• Phone: +86-23-43734666
• Dates: Tang Dynasty (618-907)
• Best Time to Visit: March to November
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 1.5 Hours
• Opening Hours: 8:40-17:00
• Admission Fee: CNY120 for Baodingshan; CNY90 for Beishan; CNY20 for Shengshou Temple (Mar 1 to Nov 30)
CNY90 for Baodingshan; CNY70 for Beishan; CNY20 for Shengshou Temple (Dec 1 to Feb 28/29)

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