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Yungang Grottoes

Location:on the west outskirts 16km
Opening time:8:00--18:00, daily;
Best time for visit: all year long
Recommended time for a visit:2hours
Open:8:00--18:00, daily

How to Get There

1) Take bus No.4,3


The eastern part of the Yungang Grottoes was built earlier than the other parts, and focused mainly on the building of pagodas, the grottoes in the middle have a front chamber and a rear chamber, with the leading statue of Buddha settled in the middle-talland robust-and the walls and ceilings of the grottoes are filled with relief. The western grottoes were built a litter later, most of which are medium-sized or small grottoes with a dominant number of small niches in which the statues excel in their thinnes.
Construction of the Yungang Grottoes was mainly financed by royal families and noble families, and the imposing manner and elaborate carvings of these Buddha images incorporate the artistic styles of China, India, Persia and other countries.
These statues range from the tallest of 17 meters to the shortest of a few centimeters high with some of them still retain their original color. The lines of the statue's face are very graceful, with a pair of bright piercing eyes. In 2001, Yungang Grottoes was included in the UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage List.

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