Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Dazu Rock Carvings

I must confess that I discovered a lot of the Chinese wonders thanks to postcards and to Postcrossing
This site was one of those wonders.

Dazu stone carvings
This postcard was sent by Broogood

The Dazu Rock Carvings are a series of Chinese religious sculptures and carvings, dating back as far as the 7th century AD, depicting and influenced by BuddhistConfucian and Taoist beliefs.
Listed as a World Heritage Site, the Dazu Rock Carvings are made up of 75 protected sites containing some 50,000 statues, with over 100,000 Chinese characters forming inscriptions and epigraphs. - in: wikipedia

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