Pictures of Bingling Temple

The towering stone peaks along the Yellow River constitute the unique scenery of Bingling Thousand Buddha Caves in Lanzhou.

The Bingling Temple is on Jishi Hill, west of Yongjing County, Gansu Province. Bingling Temple is a series of natural caves in a canyon along the Yellow River, packed with engraved Buddhist sculptures. This is one of the most important sets of caves in China. Bingling is a transliteration from the Tibetan from ancient times, this was a vital pass to Tibet.

Attraction Intro: Bingling Temple
  • The towering stone peaks along the Yellow River constitute the unique scenery of Bingling Thousand Buddha Caves in Lanzhou.
  • Verdant trees add much liveliness to the barren hill.
  • Elegant Buddha statues and colorful designs engraved inside a cave in Bingling reveal the advanced art level grasped by local artists during that time.
  • This Buddha statue is so lifelike that the lines of his clothes can be seen clearly.
  • The exquisitely stone statues of the Buddhist figures reflect the art level of the ancient period.
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