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Dafosi Grottoes
Next to the main thoroughfare between Xi'an and Lanzhou, there is a large Buddhist cave group in Shaanxi Province, Bin County Big Buddha Temple. . The temple is an important historical and cultural site on the ancient Silk Road, witnessing the historical process of Buddhism being introduced into Chang'an from the Western Region. The main building of the Great Buddha Temple is built on the back of the mountain. The structure is patchwork and effectively protects the internal Buddha statue. The Dafo Temple Grottoes were originally excavated in the early Tang Dynasty. After repeated expansion to reach today's scale, it is one of the third batch of key cultural relics protection units in the country. In order to protect this monument carrying thousands of years of history, the 312 National Road was in front of the Great Buddha Temple. Diverted to avoid adverse effects on the cultural relics. The central five-story building is a typical Ming and Qing style building. The overall beauty is beautiful and exquisite, which blocks the Buddha statues on the mountain walls and delays the erosion of the Buddha statues by the sun and the wind. The largest Buddha statue in the temple is the Amitabha Buddha in the middle of the temple. It was excavated in the early Tang Dynasty. It is a natural art and vivid, and is an excellent masterpiece of art. In addition to the Amitabha Buddha in the Buddha Cave, there is also a statue of Buddha. Bodhisattva is natural and beautiful, and its facial expressions are vivid. It not only shows the artistic attainments of the Tang Dynasty sculpture craftsmen, but also allows people to see the Tang Dynasty's luxurious costume culture. Amitabha's right hand side is a great image to the Bodhisattva. The upper part of the statue is well preserved, but the foot is seriously damaged due to prolonged weathering. The local cultural relics department has taken effective measures to further protect and repair it. In addition to several huge Buddha statues and bodhisattvas, there are countless small and medium-sized Buddha statues and Buddhist altars in the Big Buddha Temple. The Big Buddha Temple in Binxian, seen from the sky, is surrounded by lush trees.
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