Yungang Grottoes


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Location: Datong City, Shaanxi Province. (40°6' N, 113°7' E)
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Classification: buddhist cave temples
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Dimension: 252 caves and 51,000 statues
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Address: Yungang Grottoes, Tel: +86-, Fax: +86-,
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History

 
5th and 6th centurybuilt.
2001inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Description

Yungang Grottoes are Buddhist cave temples from the 5th and 6th centuries. Most famous are the Five Caves created by Tan Yao, called a classical masterpiece of Chinese Buddhist art. All five caves have a strict unity of layout and design.


See also


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