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An outstanding manifestation of human artistic creativity.
The Longmen Grottoes, #龙门石窟, or 龍門石窟, Dragon's Gate Grottoes, or Longmen Caves, are one of the finest examples of Chinese Buddhist art. Housing tens of thousands of #statues of #Buddha and his disciples, in Hénán province #China. The images, many once painted, were carved into caves excavated from the limestone cliffs of the Xiangshan and Longmenshan mountains.
There are as many as 100,000 #statues within the 1,400 caves, ranging from 25mm to 17m in height. 30% of them date from the Northern Wei Dynasty (493AD) and 60% from the Tang, with caves from other periods accounting for less than 10% of the total.
In 2000 the site was inscribed upon the UNESCO #WorldHeritage List as “an outstanding manifestation of human artistic creativity,” for its perfection of an art form, and for its encapsulation of the cultural sophistication of Tang China.
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- mattglastonbury@kingofmongols @tanyalorettadee @bertgonzalezjr @payprodood thanks ever so much guys!!
- tr9lVery cool shot with that information, you're doing a very great job here!
- mattglastonburyThanks so much @tr9l ;o)
- sharen84I've been there. Amazing!
- mattglastonburyGreat place huh @sharen84 ;o)
- sharen84It is. But when I think of it, china is a fascinating place!!
- mattglastonburySure is @sharen84 so much history!!
- sharen84It's more than that, it's just so different. I really think that china is a parallel world. I have to back there...
- mattglastonburyYes you're right, it is very different! @sharen84
- teaclubkievGreat Gtottoes! We have been there in early 2000s - amazing!
- mattglastonburySure are awesome @teaclubkiev ;o)
- josefhofmas allá de todo existe un paraíso.
- mattglastonburyThanks a lot @taga59 @josefhof @alexisjhorn it's an amazing place to visit ;o)
- kinzjonesI LOVE this photo. I lived in this city for four months and had the pleasure of visiting this place and many others in China. You're an amazing photographer!
- mattglastonburyThanks so much @kinzjones :o) such a great place huh!
- kinzjonesIt's such an amazing place! @mattglastonbury
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