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Day Tour: Incredible Ancient Dazu Rock Carvings in Chongqing provided by VariArts Travel

Day Tour: Incredible Ancient Dazu Rock Carvings in Chongqing

Day Tour: Incredible Ancient Dazu Rock Carvings in Chongqing
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
This tour will take you to one of Chongqing’s most famous attraction, the Dazu Rock Carvings. Boasting over 60,000 stone statues, the rocks are located 104 miles (167 kilometers) to the east of Chongqing city center.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • After hotel pickup in the morning, your day trip starts with drive to the Dazu Rock Carvings, located 104 miles (167 km) from the city. The UNESCO-listed series of more than 60,000 statues is spread out across 40 different places in Dazu County, including Mt. Baoding and Mt. Longgan, which are the most central and are home to the largest collection. In the late Tang dynasty, the carvings began, reaching an artistic peak during the Song dynasty. The Mt. Baoding collection dates back to 1179, built under the supervision of a monk named Zhao Zhifeng, who returned home after studying Buddhism to commission the carvings. The statues here and at other locations have similarities, and they are all connected by their Buddhist significance. When your time at the rock carvings ends, you'll be returned to Chongqing for hotel drop-off in the late afternoon.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • After hotel pickup in the morning, your day trip starts with drive to the Dazu Rock Carvings, located 104 miles (167 km) from the city. The UNESCO-listed series of more than 60,000 statues is spread out across 40 different places in Dazu County, including Mt. Baoding and Mt. Longgan, which are the most central and are home to the largest collection. In the late Tang dynasty, the carvings began, reaching an artistic peak during the Song dynasty. The Mt. Baoding collection dates back to 1179, built under the supervision of a monk named Zhao Zhifeng, who returned home after studying Buddhism to commission the carvings. The statues here and at other locations have similarities, and they are all connected by their Buddhist significance. When your time at the rock carvings ends, you'll be returned to Chongqing for hotel drop-off in the late afternoon.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6139P206
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional and friendly English speaking guide
  • Traditional Chinese cuisine lunch
  • Transport by vehicle or minivan
  • Entry/Admission - The Dazu Rock Carvings
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Meet your driver at the lobby of your hotel in Chongqing
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress in comfortable shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional and friendly English speaking guide
  • Traditional Chinese cuisine lunch
  • Transport by vehicle or minivan
  • Entry/Admission - The Dazu Rock Carvings
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Meet your driver at the lobby of your hotel in Chongqing
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress in comfortable shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    The Dazu Rock Carvings
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel in Chongqing city centre and be driven to the Dazu Stone Carvings, located 104 miles (167 kilometers) away from Chongqing city. The first of the carvings were created here in the late Tang Dynasty, reaching an artistic peak in the Song Dynasty. All together, there are over 60,000 statues to be seen in 40 different locations all throughout Dazu County. The statues on Mount Baoding and Mount Longgan are the most centralized and have the largest collection of them. In 1999 this area was listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. About 11 miles (14 kilometers) away from Dazu County, the stone carvings on Mount Baoding were created between 1179 and 1249 under the reigns of Emperor Chunxi and Chunyou in the Southern Song Dynasty. The area was under the supervision of Zhao Zhifeng, who was born close by and became a monk at the age of five. He studied Buddhism in southern China’s Sichuan province when he was 16. After he returned home, he had this site built and carved. He had a large following until he passed away at the age of 90, when many statues were almost completed. The Buddha Bay we see today mostly consists of statues that he ordered to be carved. There are a few similarities between the statues here and at different locations. Moreover, the statues are each in connection with each other and are each in accordance with the Buddhist doctrine. Once the tour to the rock carvings finish, we will drive you back to Chongqing city to drop you off at your hotel in the city centre.
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