Dazu Grottoes and Sophasticated Anju Anciant City 1 Day Tour

anju ancient town

Highlight :

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. And Baoding Grottoes is the master piece among all Dazu Rock Carvings. Anju ancient City was started in Sui Dynasty with 1500 years history. At the intersection of Qiong river and Fu river, Anju is the most important port town to the north of Chongqing in old times. It bears sophisticated blue stone pavement streets, beautiful Qing style wooden houses, 9 pavillion and 18 temples urban planning, charming local lifetyle and scenery riverside views.  This tour offers you a compact taste of grottoes and ancient town highlights.

Destinations: Chongqing, Jiangjin, Tongliang

Duration: 9 hr approx.

Best time to visit: All year around

Fitness level: mild

Tour type: Private

Itinerary:

We will start early in the morning, set off on highway 150km to Dazu country, with great views of rice terrrace and green mountains along the way. In the morning, we will head into the Baoding Mountain, first visit the newly built Dazu stone carving museum with digital image, fresh photos and carvings collected from Dazu country. Afterwords, we will enter the core Grottes reserve, Baoding Big Buddha Bay. 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 Sikamuni and a lot more. We will learn the detail story of every session. Lunch. In the afternoon, we will set off on highway again 80km to Tongliang country. We will visit the most sophasticated old town in Chongqing-An Ju Ancient City. Wander along the blue stone pavement lanes, appreciate eleborate pavillions and riverside stilted houses, learn about local lifestyles. Drop to hotel at end of tour.

Rate: from 95USD/person
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