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Brief Information on Tianlongshan Grottoes 2011-07-29 15:12:51


Tianlongshan Grottoes

Tianlongshan Grottoes consist of 24 caves chiseled on the cliff waists of the eastern and western peaks of Tianlong Mountain, and are famous for the 1,500 statues and 1,144 pieces of relief, sunk panel and portray in the caves, 15 of which were carved in Tang Dynasty and in the majority. The carvings made in the Eastern Wei Dynasty have the features of accurate proportion, realistic and vivid image and strong sense of life while the Tang Dynasty statues are lifelike and beautiful in posture. Among all the sculptures, those collected in the No. 9 cave can be called the bests of all stone carvings, such as the 8-meter-tall Maitreya sitting statue with harmonious proportion and dignified appearance, 11-meter-high Kwan-yin standing statue with rounded body shape and wearing gorgeous ornaments and gauzy leno, and Samantabhadra statue, with eternal smile and serene look.

Chinese Pinyin: tian long shan shi ku

Opening Times: 8:30-18:00

Ticket Price: CNY 15

Address: Tianlong Mountain, Jinyuan District, Taiyuan

How to Get to: Taking Jinci Temple-Tianlongshan Grottoes Bus at Jinci Temple

Editor:Hao Junwen
    • Characteristics of the activity:Shehuo as a traditional performance art existent widely among the folks of the Central Jin has become a folk entertainment activity full of good wishes such as happy events, luck and blessing.
    • Noodle is a leader in Shanxi eating culture. The long history of Shanxi noodle culture has more than 200 years. It is common for housewives in Shanxi to cook more than ten kinds of noodle.
    • Characteristics of the activity:The ancient temple fair in the Jin Ancestral Temple has also become a day of worshipping the god. Location of the activity:Trade companies in all the counties in the suburbs of Taiyuan City
    • Characteristics of the activity:During the festival, large-scale Buddhist rituals, folk culture and arts activities and the mule & horse livestock trade fair are held.
    • Characteristics of the activity:When worshipping the kitchen god, the god should first be set up and then sumptuous food and wine are offered as a sacrifice. Cooking vessels, chopping blocks, bamboo containers are also set.
Your Plan
Day 01 Our guide will wait for you outside the baggage claim area at Taiyuan Airport ahead of your arrival. Then a comfortable private car will take you to Pingyao. On the way, you will visit the Qiao's Compound
Day 1: Beijing to Datong - Overnight Train Greet meeting at your hotel at night, and transfer to the Beijing Railway Station, take the overnight train K608 (23:36 - 06:21) or 2603 (23:47-07:01) from Beijing to Datong.
Also known as Yongzuo Temple, Twin Pagoda Temple, situated at the foot of a hill of southeastern Taiyuan, was built by an eminent monk called Fudeng by the order of the emperor in 1608 viz. the 36th year under Emperor Wanli’s reign.
Standing 65.86 meters high, the Wooden Pagoda is not only the tallest but also the oldest wooden pagoda in China today. Compared with the renowned Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, the Wooden Pagoda in Yingxian County
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