Dazu Rock Carvings

Lorella , IT
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The Dazu Rock Carvings (大足石刻 Dàzú Shíkè) are located in Chongqing Municipality. As a Hanban Confucius Institute Scholarship student, I had the chance to visit this amazing place in 2014. The first carvings were begun during the Tang Dynasty in 650 AD, and they are listed nowadays as one of China’s most important protected sites. The sculptures and carvings depict Buddhist, Confucian and Taoist beliefs. I like to descrive this place by using a Chinese idiom : 美不胜收 ( měibùshèngshōu, literally meaning “nothing more beautiful can be imagined”).

 

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19 thoughts on “Dazu Rock Carvings

  1. Such a wonderul place! I hope I can visit it one day. Unique beauty and tradition all combined in one picture.

  2. The way you describe this place doesn’t let me any way out: I just shoud go there personally to visit the sculptures. Great!!

  3. A beautiful picture taken by a lucky person, in a place crowded with history 😀

  4. Wow, those colours. Not sure which is more stunning, the carved stone or the original raw stone….