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Yungang Caves are China's
greatest single venue of Buddhist statues. They were carved 1500 years ago.
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A few interesting statistics illustrating Yungang's massive construction and
have 53 caves and
51,000 statues depicting Buddha and his life.
heights ranges in extremes from thumb size to 17 meters (55 feet).
cave complex and statuary were created by 40,000 workers.
Be sure to reserve ample time for these:
Extensively carved. This is the artistic glory of the Yungang caves.
Notable for its thousands
of Buddhist carvings on the walls and ceilings.
The home of a tall Buddha statue.
Boasts a seated
Buddha of giant proportions.
Houses the giant seated Buddha shown in the above
photo. It is bathed in sun light because its wall collapsed,
exposing the statue to the outdoors.
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