China Shanxi Datong

Yungang Grottoes

A collection of ancient caves featuring Buddhist rock-cut statues and art in northern China's Shanxi province.

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The Yungang Grottoes may not be the easiest to reach but they are well worth the effort, roughly 2 hours from Datong. This World Heritage Site has more than 50 caves and well over 50,000 stunning Buddhist sculptures that date back to the 5th century. The statues are stunning, they have been sculpted into the sandstone and have been extremely well preserved. I think that the entrance fee of 120 Yuan ($17) is cheap considering how well the local authorities have done keeping the carvings in such good condition.

onestep4ward 3 years ago

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