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Longmen Grottoes

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
The Longmen Grottoes, 12 kilometers south of Luoyang, stretch for 1 kilometer on the west Yihe River. Modern visitors will be more overwhelmed by the unique natural environment than the legends. Added nature’s gifts are more than 750 niches and 40 pagodas including close to 100,000 statues carved the sheer limestone that borders the Yihe River. The grottoes were started around the year 493 when Emperor Xiaowen of the Northern Wei Dynasty from 386 to 534 moved the capital to Luoyang and were continuously built during the 400 years until the Northern Song Dynasty from 960 to 1127.
These were located in the south of Luoyang City. They are between Mount Xiang and Mount Longmen and face Yi River. Yungang Caves, Longmen Grottoes and Mogao Caves are regarded as the three most celebrated treasure houses of stone inscriptions in China.

The Longmen Grottoes is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in China. It is worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place will leave a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justify the proud cultural tradition of China.

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