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Yungang Grottoes
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Yungang Grottoes

Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: China
Best of: Rock Art
The Yungang Grottoes, in Datong city, Shanxi Province, with their 252 caves and 51,000 statues, represent the outstanding achievement of Buddhist cave art in China in the 5th and 6th centuries. The Five Caves created by Tan Yao, with their strict unity of layout and design, constitute a classical masterpiece of the first peak of Chinese Buddhist art.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Yungang Grottoes", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.