Cloud Ridge Caves / Yungang Grottoes
Cloud Ridge Caves / Yungang Grottoes Datong Reviews
Oct 23, 2005
If you're heading west out of Beijing, make sure you make a stop off in Datong to go and see these caves. They're a set of several caves, some as old as the 6th century, carved into a cliff-face a short bus ride outside Datong.
The caves are full of carvings of buddha figures etc. and some are painted in bright colours. They are truly a spectacular sight. It is staggering to think of the amount of effort that must have been involved in carving out these intricate designs and statues from a blank cliff face.
If you are in the area, you have to see this.
Part of the Round the World: 2005-2006 (St Petersburg to Hong Kong) travel blog
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