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Dazu Baoding Rock Carving Scenic Spot

Dazu Baoding Rock Carving Scenic Spot
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Country : China

Type : Incentives

The Dazu Rock Carvings in Dazu County, southwest of China's Chongqing municipality is renamed as the Baoding Rock Carving Scenic Spot and was officially opened to the public on the 13th China Cultural heritage day on 13th June. Started in the middle of the 7th Century, the Dazu Rock Carvings are made up of 75 protected sites containing some 50,000 statues and were listed as a UNESCO protected World Heritage Site in 1999.

 

The rock carvings in Beishan, Baodingshan, Nanshan, Shimenshan as well as Shizhuanshan are of the highest artistic quality and expert skills. Dazu County known as "the county of rock carving' is located at the southeast of Sichuan province 271kms from Chengdu to its west and 167kms from Chongqing to its east. The whole county has an area of 1,400sq kms, and has a history of 1,230 years since its existence in 758 during the Tang Dynasty (618-907).

 

The Dazu Rock Carvings was built from 650 in the Tang Dynasty, continued to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the Qing Dynasty (1616-1911). Among the rock carvings are more than 5,000 statues and over 100, 000 Chinese characters of inscriptions and epigraphs. The Buddhist statues dominate in this rock carving group, and Taoist and Confucian stone figures can also be seen with scenes depicting filial piety. 

 

You can book the tour Yangtse Cruise Plus to include and enjoy this extraordinary work of ancient art to view the Dazu Rock Carving also known now as Baoding Rock Carving Scenic Spot!