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Local time: 03:11:40, Altitude: 339m, Address: Rongchang, Chongqing, China

The Dazu Rock Carvings is a unique series of rock paintings and sculptures in China . It is located in the central part of the country, west of the city of Chongqing. The Dazu Rock Carvings are created by exceptional series of rock paintings and statues from the 7th to the 13th centuries. They are valuable especially for their high aesthetic quality and diversity of topics, both secular and religious. They help us to get a better understanding of life in China during this period. Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism are connected into one harmonious piece of art. In the area of the Dazu Rock Carvings, there are 50 000 statues. The Dazu Rock Carvings has been registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1999.

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GPS: 29.3736, 105.4688
Altitude: 339 m
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Last update: Nov 10, 2012 5:39:19 AM

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