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The Dazu Rock Carvings

Open today: 06:30 - 17:30
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More than 50,000 Buddhist stone carvings date from the 9th to 13th centuries.
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In DaZu Zone, Dazu County 402360, China
+86 23 4378 0118
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

I took the 10:10 am bus from Chenjiaping Bus Station (simplified Chinese: 陈家坪汽车站) to Dazu old bus station (I didn't learn that it was the old bus station until I took a taxi back, and the driver was kind enough to tell me that there're...More

Thank Lani H
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Try getting on a local chinese tour bus (with the help from your hotel) and pay for the English tour guide service once you get to the Baodingshan. Do keep in mind there are 2 sites for the "Dazu rock carvings." One is often referred...More

4  Thank Diana L
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

This place is absolutely worth a day trip! Don't be deterred by the city on the way in, these carvings are exquisite!

Thank Greg Y
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Dazu has rock carvings at several spots. The main attraction is the cluster at Baodingshan which consists of a steep-sided valley. The Buddhist-inspired carvings are cut into the vertical rock faces, with several of them still brightly painted (after all these years!) It is not...More

9  Thank Alex W
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Dazu Rock carvings is a must visit in Chongqing. Dazu county is about 3 hours away from city center; one needs to hire a driver to reach here, and almost no public transportation gets one here easily. Do come early - we arrived around 9:30am...More

1  Thank RachtheMage
Reviewed 2 December 2017

One of my students promised me that her 'home town' had a cultural attraction that I would love; I was skeptical as I had never heard of them, but returned to our college a believer. The history and aesthetics of Dàzú Shíkè, protected from the...More

Thank PeggyA70
Reviewed 27 October 2017

about one and a half hours drive from Chongqing. We hired a car with a driver. First thing to note if you are elderly bring your passport as it is free for over 70's and half price for those over 60 but they need the...More

1  Thank mike88gg
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We hired a car and self-drove from Chongqing to Dazu. Direction-wise it was very easy as Dazu is quite well signposted. The road condition was excellent, with half of the journey being the highway (RMB 35 for the toll fee one way). The traffic within...More

1  Thank Shuang Q
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I did join on a one-day tour to visit this place. Luckily, my tour guide was reviewed that she explained each cravings quite in details, which was what I wanted when I traveled in historical area. Understandings about the meanings of each rock cravings were...More

Thank maetamon
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We have came here from Chonqging. First bus for 45CNY to Dazu and then bus 205 to Rock Carvings. Entrance fee is pretty high 135 CNY/pp. This place sometimes might be crowded with chinese groups. But rock carvings are amazing. Dont miss to visit museum...More

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21 February 2017|
Response from Manufet | Reviewed this property |
I only had time to visit the Dazu Rock Carvings because there was an accident in the road and we lost 2 hours. But I remember there were several around not far from each other. You can move in public buses around them.
7 October 2015|
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Response from mendi62 | Reviewed this property |
From the main gate entrance there is quite a long way till the carvings site and along this way I cannot recall stairs but only if anybody likes to ring the big bells located in a small temple on the way. There is a... More
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26 January 2015|
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Response from Dabblings | Reviewed this property |
We were on a CTS Horizons tour that went to Dazu on the way to Chengdu after the Yangtze cruise on Victoria Line Katarina - which was very good. It took almost 3 hours on the bus from Chongqing to Dazu - an hour to get out... More