Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Yungang Grottoes

Yungang Grottoes lie at the southern foot of Wuzhou Mountain, 16 kilometers west of Datong City. The construction of the grottoes began from the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534), and lasted several dozens of years. They stretch a whole kilometer from east to west, and now 53 grottoes still exist, with more than 51,000 statues. Of the three major grottoes in China, Yungang Grottoes is the most magnificent, with the richest contents.

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