Yungang Grottoes

Yungang Grottoes

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Introduction

Yungang Grottoes is located in Yungang Town 16km from Datong, Shanxi Province. In 1961,
it was published by the State Council as one of the National Key Cultural Relics
Preservation Units. In 2001, Yungang was listed as one of UNESCO’s “World Cultural
Heritages”.
The Yungang Grottoes, with their 252 caves and 51,000 statues, represent the outstanding
achievement of Buddhist cave art in China in the 5th and 6th centuries. Every cave
features different treasures. The Five Caves created by Tan Yao, with their strict unity
of layout and design, constitute a classical masterpiece of the first peak of Chinese
Buddhist art.
Yungang Grottoes is considered as the Model of the Culture’s compromising between China
and Western as well as the Spirit of the Eastern Stone Carving Art.
Tours Including Pingyao Yungang Grottoes:
Beijing-Datong-Pingyao 4 Days Tour by flight + train back
Beijing-Datong-Pingyao-Xian 5 Days Tour by flight
Beijing-Datong-Wutaishan-Pingyao 6 Days Tour by flight + train back

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