Dazu Rock Carvings
the steep hillsides in Dazu County in Chongqing Municipality, southwest China, contain an outstanding collection of rock carvings dating back to the ninth century. The large carvings and written historical materials within the heritage site show the great changes and development of cave temple art and religious beliefs in China during that period.
The largest cluster at Beishan Mountain contains two groups along a cliff face seven to 10 meters high and stretching for around 300 meters. More than 10,000 carvings within the site depict the themes of Buddhism and Taoism during the ninth to the mid-12th century. The inscriptions on the
Technicians check the rock carvings in December 2016
A rock carving under repair on March 18, 2014