Dazu​ ​rock​ ​carving​ ​is​ ​a​ ​place​ ​in​ ​china​ ​that​ ​has​ ​carvings​ ​that​ ​date​ ​from​ ​the​ ​9th​ ​up​ ​to​ ​the​ ​13th century. It has 50,000 statues with over 100,000 chinese characters forming inscriptions and epigraphs. In the 12th century, during the Song dynasty, a Buddhist monk named Zhao Zhifeng began work on the elaborate sculptures and carvings on Mount Baoding, dedicating 70 years of his life to the project.

One of the carving in Dazu

Is significance because all the statues and time spended 50,000 statues it took centuries and the statutes relate stories.According to UNESCO “Large numbers of carvings and written historical materials within the heritage site show the great changes in and development of cave temple art and religious beliefs in China during that period.”

The little stories that seem to tell what could be a story or more than one

Acording to the UNESCO websit "As per the Conservation Master Plan of Dazu Rock Carvings, the conservation and management work of Dazu Rock Carvings will be carried out via the establishment of a fully elaborated heritage monitoring system, formulation of a scientific and precise conservation and maintenance plan and management measures, and the setting up of a team of conservation professionals."

This picture is of thousand hand kwan yin after centuries still conserves a lot of color and detail

Take A Look At How Dazu Rock Carvings Looks

To visit is needed to fly to china from there take a bus or taxi to Chongqing Shi, China and from there just take a taxi to take you to the place and you could request a translator to help understand

tourist at dazu rock carvings and a guide
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