The Dazu Rock Carvings (UNESCO) are a series of vivid Chinese religious sculptures and carvings, dating back as far as the 7th century AD, depicting and influenced by Buddhist, Confucian and Taoist beliefs. It represent the summit of world stone carving at that period, and no one exceed ever after. Dazu Rock Carvings are made up of 75 protected sites containing some 50,000 statues, with over 100,000 Chinese characters forming inscriptions and epigraphs. The sites are located within the steep hillsides throughout Dazu County, 75 mile (120 kilometers) west of urban Chongqing. On this day tour, you will get to know the detail story behind the highlights Beishan Grottoes and Baoding Grottes.
Destinations: Chongqing, Dazu
Duration: 8-9 hrs (approx.)
Best time to visit: All year around
Fitness level: mild
Tour type: Private
We will start early in the morning, set off on highway 75 mile (120 km) 2 hr to Dazu country, with great views of rice terrrace and green mountains along the way. In the morning, we will first visit the restored Cangzhou ancient town, continue to the Beishan Grottoes, located on the Long Gang Hill. Beishan Grottoes started 1200 years ago in late Tang Dynasty, which is quiet famous for its massive collection of various Buddha of Compassion. After lunch, we will head into the Baoding Mountain to visit Baoding Grottoes. We will enter the core Grottes reserve , Baoding Big Buddha Bay, through well decorated stone bridge and Chinese garden. Baoding Grottoes spread out in this 500 hundred meters mountain valley, contains more than 10,000 giant figures, including one thousand hand Buddha of Compassion, Buddha of Sakyamuni and a lot more. We will learn the detail story of every session. Drive back to Chongqing.
from 238 USD/person 1 person private group
from 149 USD/person 2 people private group
from 135 USD/person 3 people private group
from 119 USD/person 4 people private group
from 106 USD/person 5 people private group