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Dazu Stone Sculptures


Located in Dazu County, Chongqing Municipality, the carving of the Dazu Stone Sculptures started in the early years of the Tang Dynasty, and continued into the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian figures can all be found here, mainly in the form of base-reliefs.

The most famous statues are located on North Mountain, Mount Baoding, South Mountain. Mount Shizhuan and Mount Shimen. In 1999, the Dazu Stone Sculptures was put on the World Cultural Heritage list.

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