Sunday, April 16, 2006

Longmen Grottoes

Longmen Grottoes

Longmen Grottoes lie 12 kilometers to the south of the Luoyan City, Henan Province.

Longmen Grottoes are one of the three most famous treasure houses of Chinese grotto art.

Spanning a length of over 1,000 meters on the hillsides along the Yi River, the Longmen Grottoes were first sculptured and chiseled around 493.

The extant grottoes include the Qianxi Temple (Hidden Stream Temple), the Binyang Cave, the Lianhua Cave (Lotus Cave), the Fengxian Temple, the Guyang Cave, the Kanjing Temple of the East Hill and so on.


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