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(Chinanews.com)    09:52, June 11, 2018

20. Dazu Rock Carvings

The statues of clairvoyance, clairaudience and the Jade Emperor in the Dazu Rock Carvings in Chongqing municipality. (Photo/The official Wechat account of Dazu Rock Carvings)

The Dazu Rock Carvings are located in Dazu county, Chongqing. Construction began in 650, and continued into the 17th century.

The rock carvings are an outstanding example of China’s grotto art in the middle and late period of ancient China.

So far, 50,000 statues and 100,000 inscribed with Chinese characters have been identified and 75 cliff statue sites are under state protection.

Dazu was added to the World Heritage list on December 1, 1999. 


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