Sunday, February 21, 2010

Dazu Rock Carvings (UNESCO WHS)

I received this interesting card of Dazu Rock Carvings from YangShengYing for December RR 2009. Dazu Rock Carvings are a series of Chinese religious sculptures and carvings, dating back as far as the 7th century A.D., depicting and influenced by Buddhist, Confucian and Taoist beliefs. They were listed as UNESCO WHS in 1999. The Dazu Rock Carvings are made up of 75 protected sites containing over 50,000 statues, with over 100,000 Chinese characters forming inscriptions and epigraphs. The sites are located in Chongqing Municipality of China.

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