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Dafosi Grottoes大佛寺石窟

73 Reviews
Historical SiteGrotto
Open Open from 9:00am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1 hour
Address: 312 National Rd, Binxian, Xianyang Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China, 713500
Official website:
Phone: 029-34791605

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Binzhou (from Bin County to Binzhou City in May 2018) Dafo Temple Grottoes, located at the foot of Qingliang Mountain, 10 kilometers west of Binzhou City, Xianyang City, Shaanxi Province, at the foot of the Xilan Highway, has a history of 1,300 years. The original name was Yingfu Temple, and it was changed to Qingshou Temple in the Northern Song Dynasty. It was called Dafo Temple in the Ming Dynasty and is still used today. Divided into five parts: Big Buddha Cave, Thousand Buddha Cave, Luohan Cave (Buddha Cave), Zhangba Buddha Cave, and Sangfang Cave, it is the largest group of grottoes in Shaanxi. It was started in the Northern and Southern Dynasties, and was basically completed in the second year of Emperor Taizong of Tang Dynasty (628 years). There are 446 Buddhist niches and 1988 exquisite statues in the temple. In January 1988, the Great Buddha Temple Grotto was listed as a national key cultural relics protection unit by the State Council. On June 22, 2014, at the 38th UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting held in Doha, Qatar, the Great Buddha Temple Grotto was a joint application of China, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan as the "Silk Road: Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor" A site in the "Road Network" was successfully included in the "World Heritage List." I wanted to visit the Big Buddha Temple early on. But due to traffic problems, I have been unable to do what I wanted. This time I drove from Xianyang by car, but I finally got it.

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Dafosi Grottoes is located at the foot of Mount Qingliang in Binxian County, Xianyang. It was built in the second year of the Zhenguan period during the Tang Dynasty (628 AD). Dafo Temple was originally named Qingshou Temple. The cave of the cliff was used to make stone statues, and over 1000 statues of different sizes have been made. Tang Emperor Li Shiming had it built for the soldiers who perished in the Chenzhou Qianshuiyuan Battle. It is now a Major Historical and Cultural Site Protected at the National Level.
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