Shimen Mountain Rock Carvings (Dazu Rock Carvings)
Dazu Rock Carvings is located in southwest China's Chongqing Dazu County, here known as "stone town" reputation. Dazu Rock Carvings initially dug in between the early Tang Yong Hui years (649 AD), after the late Tang Dynasty, Five Dynasties (AD 907 ~ 959 years), flourished in the Song Dynasty (AD 960 to 1278), Ming and Qing Dynasties (AD 14 to 19 century) also has increased engraved, culminating in a large-scale, set the culmination of stone art essence of China's stone base, called on behalf of the late Chinese grotto art, and Yungang Grottoes, the Longmen Grottoes and Mogao Grottoes with par. Dazu Rock Carvings group includes a total of 70 stone statues of many, a total of 10 million statue, which Kitayama, Baoding Mountain, Nanshan, Shizhuanshan, Shimenshan five most famous and concentrated.
Shimenshan located in Dazu County, Longgang Town, 20 kilometers of stone mazhen Xinsheng Village, 374.1 meters above sea level. Statues excavated in AD 1094 ~ 1151 (twenty-one Northern Song Dynasty to the Southern Song Dynasty Shaoxing). There are statues of the cliff face chiseled total length of about 72 m, 3 to 5 meters high cliff, a total of 16 caves, the main themes for the characters in the story of Buddhism and Taoism. Note also includes statues, stele, inscriptions etc. Dazu Rock Carvings Carved Works is the largest of a Buddha, Taoism combined with stone base, especially in the Taoist themes such cave statues of the most artistic features. Works plump shape, an air of realism, the unique combination of the majesty of God and human temperament lively demeanor, is unique in China stone art. In addition, surviving Statues 20, stele, inscription 8, Peixiu note 8 and text only, text Habitat Road, Jian Jin Zhong engrave names and other craftsmen. Shimenshan Cliff area of 1.06 hectares focus the scope of protection, the general scope of the protection area of 1.30 hectares, the construction of the control zone area of 5.50 hectares.
Shimenshan Cliff Buddhism, Taoism unity statues area, especially in the most unique Taoist statues. As No. 2 outside niches of clairvoyance like the Jade Emperor, the eye, such as bells, like thousands of miles away and can head; ears look ugly, like Zhang ear for listening; the second as the muscles Feng Jian, tendons exposed, the way an exaggeration. No. 7 five-Great-man, independent of his left foot on a Hot Wheels, wide forehead deeply set eyes, wide mouth, thick lips, with a robe flying, there is a tendency to come and go like the wind. No. 10 San Juan 35 holes existing statues, refined handsome, drapery folds stretch, tactics realistic "human smell" more than "divine taste." No. 12 Dongyuetaidi Precious Repentance carved niches in disguise as 98 to Dongyuetaidi, Sookmyung Queen centered, reflecting the prominence of the 10th to the 13th century Dongyue (Song) family of God in the Taoist system. The main theme of the Buddhist shrines there are pharmacists, Water Moon Guanyin shrine of Buddha shrines, ten Holy Guanyin Cave, mahamayuri Sutra Cave, mother of Emperor blame Lee and other niches. Particularly among the six plus St. No. Guanyin Cave of the most beautiful.
Shimenshan grottoes, carved in the Song Dynasty, located in Dazu County, east stone mazhen Xinsheng Village Shimen Mountain, because of its mountain rock Jia Zhi as two doors named. Along rock statues, a total of 13 cave shrine, or cents or release, or that all spirits, a living area, are stricken exquisite, gods, exquisite. In 1996, the State Council promulgated a national key cultural relics protection units.
Address: Chongqing Dazu County, the scenic Shimen Mountain mazhen
Car lines: Caiyuanba bus station after the car to turn to stone in Dazu County mazhen direction of the vehicle directly to King Shimen Mountain
Car lines: From Egongyan - XIEJIAWAN overpass - Dragon Road - Chongqing and Kunming Express - Highway 205-- Long Town - Stone mazhen - Scenic Shimen Mountain