Chongqing︱Dazu Rock Carvings
By Beautiful China / 2 May 2023
Dazu Rock Carvings is the generic name for the Buddhist cliff inscriptions (grottoes) located in Dazu County, Chongqing. As one of the eight greatest grottoes in the world, Dazu rock Carvings are recognized as a World Culture Heritage Site. There are over 50,000 religious stone statues scattered among its 75 groups of carvings， with a total of 100,000 figurines and over 100,000 inscribed characters of text. The carvings at Baoding Mountain and Beishan Mountain, mainly composed of Buddhist statues, are outstanding and regarded as perfect examples of carving craftsmanship from late Imperial China.