Martzishan grottoes – a unique place where you can see more than 7000 Buddhist sculptures
V China There are many interesting and unusual places that deserve tourist. Many of them are known all over the world, but there are also those who know only residents of the country and a few travelers. One of these places is the grottoes Majisishan.
Almost 1500 years ago, the first residents of these places lived directly in the tunnels inside the high rock. So they were protected from predators, the scorching sun and enemies.
Today, Majisishan grottoes is a confusing network of 194 large and medium caves, manually cut down in an almost sheer sandstone grief.
Only here you can see more than 7,500 buddha sculptures, which were created by people who lived here more than a thousand years ago.
Today, the inputs in the caves are interconnected by special stairs and transitions.
Some statues were carved right in the rock and have a height of more than 10 meters. Mountain is located on the far north of modern China – in the Gansu Valley. This place is not too famous among foreign tourists.
All caves and sculptures were created by different cultures and peoples, which for many centuries retained the Buddhist faith.
Many sculptures were carved not from the rock cliff. This means that a stone for sculptures was delivered and raised to the caves from other places.
Despite the fact that all 7 thousand statues depict Buddha, many of them seriously differ in their style. This can be explained by shift styles in architecture over time. In addition, each dynasty brought something to the art image of Buddha.