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Yungang Grottoes(云岗石窟),Shanxi(山西),China,Jun 2011
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The Yungang Grottoes, one of China's four most famous "Buddhist Caves Art Treasure Houses", is located about sixteen kilometres west of Datong, Shanxi Province. There exists 252 caves and 51,000 statues, most of which are made during the Northern Wei Dynasty between 460 and 494 AD. In 2001, the Yungang Grottoes were made a UNESCO World Heritage Site, representing the successful fusion of Buddhist religious symbolic art from south and central Asia with Chinese cultural traditions.


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