Rock Paintings of Hua Mountain
Wonder Type: Cultural
Best of: Rock Art
Located on the steep cliffs in the border regions of southwest China, these 38 sites of rock art illustrate the life and rituals of the Luoyue people. They date from the period around the 5th century BCE to the 2nd century CE. In a surrounding landscape of karst, rivers and plateaux, they depict ceremonies which have been interpreted as portraying the bronze drum culture once prevalent across southern China. This cultural landscape is the only remains of this culture today.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Rock Paintings of Hua Mountain", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.