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The Dazu Rock Carvings

In DaZu Zone, Dazu County 402360, China
+86 23 4378 0118
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Day Tour: Incredible Ancient Dazu Rock Carvings in Chongqing
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More than 50,000 Buddhist stone carvings date from the 9th to 13th centuries.
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In DaZu Zone, Dazu County 402360, China
+86 23 4378 0118
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

Great experience. Liked it so we walked through twice. Second time was after the crowds had left which was great. The lying Buddha was still covered and undergoing restoration, but can still be seen through the green cloth. Took the public bus from Caiyuanba bus...More

Thank T S
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

The Dazu rock carving grottoes are 1,200 years old and still have original paint. 50,000 carved statues took 90 years to etch in the rock walls. They tell the common man that if your bad, you'll go to hell and if you do good, you...More

Thank TammySanDiego
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The Dazu Rock Carvings are an absolute must see if you're visiting Chongqing. If you are on a cruise ship that's ending up in Chongqing and you're thinking about leaving right away, DON'T. Get a later flight, arrange a local tour guide and visit these...More

1  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Justifiably a UNESCO world heritage site. The scope and complexity of the site will impress you. The carvings represent Buddhist, Confucian and Taoist stories, parables and shrines all situated together on the rock walls of a small canyon. The park is top notch with an...More

Thank loneeagle_15
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

These rock carvings are really something else! Set in a lush valley, the complex is pretty big and the carvings are preserved and restored beautifully. A bonus is the temple complex next to the carvings. It is very peaceful and nice to visit. Warmly recommended!

Thank nzlatev
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Our tour did not prepare me for how amazing these 13th Century carvings were. They were spared during the Cultural Revolution because of their importance. Carved right into stone the carvings depicts heaven and hell. The faces and scenes are awesome and the gold statue...More

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

These carvings are incredibly interesting. The site is well preserved and easy to walk. We hired a translator/tour guide and she was excellent. The road to the carvings is new, excellent and fast. The rest areas enroute are well done in traditional Chinese style. This...More

1  Thank Mike W
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We first saw the rock paintings in 2004 but it was a rushed visit, so we decided to come again. Since we were there, the entrance has been moved. There is now a VERY long hike with a few steps to the entrance to the...More

2  Thank Travelingmaven
Reviewed 25 December 2016

The Dazu Rock Carvings are great! Surrounded by plenty of nature, which make them different from other Chinese caves like the ones in Datong and Longmen. FYI there are direct buses from Dazu Caves to Chongqing Airport, very useful to avoid going throught Chongqing city...More

4  Thank Manufet
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Of the two Buddhist grottos I visited while in China this was easily the winner. I had no idea what to expect but it was not this incredible sight that lay before me. The sheer number of carvings is mind blowing and some fantastic stonework...More

1  Thank Rick H
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21 February 2017|
Response from Manufet | Reviewed this property |
I only had time to visit the Dazu Rock Carvings because there was an accident in the road and we lost 2 hours. But I remember there were several around not far from each other. You can move in public buses around them.
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Response from mendi62 | Reviewed this property |
From the main gate entrance there is quite a long way till the carvings site and along this way I cannot recall stairs but only if anybody likes to ring the big bells located in a small temple on the way. There is a... More