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China, Yungang Grottoes

 Posted by , last edited on October 16, 2013 at 11:56:34

Location Datong City, Shanxi Province, China
Coordinates N40 6 34.992 E113 7 19.992
Property 349 ha
Date of Inscription 2001

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1039 )

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.

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