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Yungang Caves

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 Yungang Caves are located about 16 kilometers west of Datong. Together with the Mogao, Bingling Si and Longmen Caves, these caves are well-preserved examples of Buddhist cave art and a significant site in the history of the growth of Buddhism in China. There are over 50 caves with roughly 51,000 Buddhist statues ranging from an imposing 17 meter Buddha to finely carved 2 centimeter sculptures. These caves were primarily constructed from 400 to 500 AD when Datong was capital of the Northern Wei dynasty. These caves are divided into middle, east and west parts. Pagodas control the eastern parts and the west caves are tiny and mid-sized with niches. Caves in the middle are made up of front and back chambers with Buddha statues in the center. Embossing covers walls and ceilings.
The Yungang Caves 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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