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World Cultural Heritage: The Dazu Rock Carvings


18:15, July 10, 2013

The 31-meter long Buddha statue, whose lower body is covered under rocks, looks fascinating. (CNTV)

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Date of Inscription: 1999

Assessment of the World Heritage Committee

The unique Dazu Rock Carvings on the cliffs in Dazu area were built between the 9th century A.D. and the 13th century A.D., and are famous for their aesthetic quality and their rich secular and religious diversity. The Dazu Rock Carvings vividly reflect the everyday social life in China during that period and provide outstanding evidence of the harmonious combination of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.

Chinese name: Da Zu Shi Ke

English name: The Dazu Rock Carvings

Code: 200-023

According to the criteria C(I),(II),(VI) for selecting world cultural heritage, the rock carvings at Beishan, Baodingshan, Nanshan, Shizhuanshan and Shimenshan, which are parts of the Dazu Rock Carvings area, was listed in the World Heritage List on Dec. 1, 1999.

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