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Yungang Grottoes

Yungang Grottoes

Yungang Grottoes

Yungang Grottoes were chiseled during the Northern Wei Dynasty (AD368-534). It was the first large-scale royal grotto project that was constructed by the state since Buddhism was introduced to China during the Han Dynasty (BC202-AD220). It is regarded as the highest achievement ever since the Buddhist art spread eastwards. It was announced by the State […]

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Yungang Grottoes

China to restore protective eaves to ancinet Buddhist grottoes

China to restore protective eaves to ancinet Buddhist grottoes

Archaeologists and engineers are working to restore protective eaves and attics to the 15,000-year-old Yungang Buddhist Grottoes, a world heritage site in northern Shanxi Province, to slow down its weathering. The restoration is to take two years and cost roughly 50 million yuan (7.69 million U.S. dollars), said Zhang Zhuo, head of Yungang Grottoes Research […]

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Following in the footsteps of giants

Following in the footsteps of giants

Shanxi is well known for its abundant coal production. But the province of 34 million people and 156,000 square kilometers in area offers much more than natural resources. A trip to Shanxi can be a walk down history lane. So many filmmakers come here that it is the only province I know that shies away […]

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