One Day Private Dazu Rock Carvings Tour
A famous world heritage site, the Dazu Rock Carvings refer to all the grotto sites in Dazu County, which cover several large scenic areas. Today, our guide will accompany you to tour the well-preserved Baodingshan Carvings. There are green buses taking you to Baodingshan directly. You will see that mountain cliffs are densely scattered with Buddhist and Taoist statues as well as celebrity figures from the late Tang Dynasty (618 - 907). You can wander at your own pace to have a close look at the precious grotto art. After the tour, a bumper lunch will be served at a fancy restaurant so that you can taste authentic Chongqing cuisines. After a short break, you will be transferred back to Chongqing city for a further exploration in Ci Qi Kou Ancient Village. As the other must-see of your Chongqing day tour, the village is a bustling and lively commercial area clustered with food vendors, artwork shops and tea houses.
The Dazu Rock Carvings refer to the cliff engravings in Dazu County during the Tang and Song Dynasties, including more than 70 large clusters, over 50,000 religious statues and numerous text inscriptions. Among them, the rock carvings in Baodingshan and Beishan are the most prominent. First carved in early Tang Dynasty, it took efforts of several generations to accomplish the whole grotto complex. Most statues and figures follow prominent Buddhist theme, and exquisitely depict the daily life of Tang people. Since the Beishan grottoes have fared worse by weather damage, our guide will take you to the Baodingshan Scenic Area which has remained in better condition and where you can still see the brightly-colored paintings on the remaining carving works.
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- Prices are per person in US Dollars.
- Private English-speaking guide
- Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
- Lunches as itinerary specifies
- Entrance fees to tourist sites
- Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
- Tips or gratuities for guide and driver