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Yungang Grottoes

Yungang GrottoesIs located 16 kilometers west of the city of Datong Wu Zhou Shannan foot. Yungang Grottoes, so named because of its height name Yungang.

Yungang Grottoes, built in the Northern Wei capital Pingcheng (now Datong) era, the Buddhist monk Tan Yao taken it for granted dug the most Grottoes completed in front of the Northern Wei Qiandouluoyang. Dug lasted 40 years, together with the rest of the small cave, has nearly 50 years. Participate dug number as many as 4 million people. Lion Country (now Sri Lanka) Buddhists also involved in the great art of the world-famous creation. So far, the cultural exchange ax marks still left. Yungang Grottoes, has over 1,500 years of history. Famous geographer of the Northern Wei Li Tao Yuan, "Waterways, recorded strong view of the Yungang Grottoes: stone quarry mountains, rock structure, really huge capacity strong, the Greek World Law Hill Church water temple smoke Temple of the sea, to Lin Yuan Jin mirror, decorated head the balcony. Visible, Yungang Grottoes is an invaluable historical and cultural heritage.

The Yungang Grottoes carved absorb and learn from India, Gandhara Buddhist art, organic fusion of traditional Chinese art style, a very important position in the history of sculpture in the world. Today, it has become the admiration and longing tourist destination of Chinese and foreign visitors to the Yungang Grottoes (national key cultural relics protection units) is one of China's three major caves, but also the world-famous treasure house of art.

China Datong tour to Yungang Grottoes, 53 existing caves, stone statues of more than 51,000 hindquarters, is one of the largest caves in China, the world-famous treasure house of art. The Yungang two foothills of the grotto is divided into Eastern, Central and Western.

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