Dazu Rock Carvings
The general term of "Dazu Rock Carvings" refers to all the Cliffside carvings in Dazu County. Dazu County is a suburban county which under govern of Chongqing City, it was founded in the first year of Tang Qian Yuan (758), also it is a world-famous "the township of stone carving" and "the township of hardware". With grand scale, exquisite carving art and rich contents, Dazu Rock Carvings enjoy an equal popularity of Dunhuang Mogao Caves, Yungang Grottoes and Longmen Grottoes.
Dazu Rock Carvings were listed as a World Heritage Site in 1999, citing "…their aesthetic quality, their rich diversity of subject matter, both secular and religious, and the light that they shed on everyday life in China during this period. They provide outstanding evidence of the harmonious synthesis of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism."