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The Dazu Rock Carvings

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The Dazu Rock Carvings are located in the southeast of the Sichuan Basin, 167 kilometers from the east of Chongqing. It's a general designation of the stone statues distributed in 76 places throughout Dazu County. The number of the stone statues is about 60,000. Dazu is known as 'the county of rock carvings'. The Dazu Rock Carvings were began during the Tang Dynasty, 1300 years ago, and continued to the Qing Dynasty, 300 years ago. Finally, a large rock carving group, which encompasses the essence of China's rock carvings, was formed. It's as famous as the Yungang Grottoes, the Longmen Grottoes, and the Mogao Grottoes.

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