Tuesday, 15 February 2011

1039 CN - Yungang Grottoes (2001)

Brief Description

"The Yungang Grottoes, in Datong city, Shanxi Province, with their 252 caves and 51,000 statues, represent the outstanding achievement of Buddhist cave art in China in the 5th and 6th centuries. 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."


"云岗石窟,位于山西省大同市,现存洞窟252座、石像51 000尊,代表了5世纪至6世纪时期中国高超的佛教艺术成就。“昙曜五窟”整体布局严整,风格和谐统一,是中国佛教艺术发展史的第一个巅峰。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1039

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