Dazu Rock Carvings Private Full-Day Tour from Chongqing
Experience Chongqing’s magnificent Dazu Rock Carvings on this private full day tour. After a convenient hotel pickup, explore the extraordinary structures carved into the Beishan and Baodingshan centuries ago. Marvel at thousands of impressive statues which depict the daily lives of ancient people. Experience the friendly services of the local tour guide who will accompany you throughout the tour and learn about the fascinating history of this UNESCO-designated site. This private tour including the entrance fee, lunch, tour guide, private air-conditioned vehicle with door to door service.
per adult from
6 to 8 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Bottled water
- English speaking tour guide
- Travel by Private Vehicle
- Entrance fee to Beishan Site and Baodingshan
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - The Dazu Rock Carvings
- Entry/Admission - Dazu Rock Carvings Beishan Site
- Entry/Admission - Art Museum of Cliffside Images in Dazu,Chongqing
- Entry/Admission - Baoding Mountain Carved Stone
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: The Dazu Rock Carvings, In DaZu Zone, Dazu County 402360 China
Meet up at the lobby of your Chongqing Downtown hotel in the morning, greeting by your knowledgeable and friendly personal guide then transferred by an air-conditioned vehicle to Dazu Rock Carvings (approx.2 hours), relax on the way and enjoy beautiful countryside view.
Listed as the UNESCO Site, the construction of Dazu Rock Carvings began in 650, and continued into the 17th century. The rock carvings are an outstanding example of China's grotto art in the middle and late period of ancient China.
So far, 50,000 statues and 100,000 inscribed with Chinese characters have been identified. The cliff statues are large in size, well carved and among the best preserved of this form of Chinese cave temple art.
The Dazu Rock Carvings occupy an important position in the history of China's grotto art. They include not only Buddhist figures, but Taoist and Confucian figures, which makes them different from earlier grottoes. The statues have strong national and secular features and depict the daily lives of ancient people. They mark the completion of the localization process of China's grotto art and reflect great changes and developments in China's folk religion and grotto art.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Dazu Rock Carvings Beishan Site, North of Dazu county, Dazu County 402360 China
Baodingshan and Beishan carvings are the most well-known and popular sites which shows the marvelous carvings skills, magnificent scales, various religious themes, and lifelike statues.
Follow your tour guide, start to explore from Beishan Site, which shows the Assembly of Oriental Beauties', You will see the graceful statue of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva. Get to know the carvings in this part which reveal the common Buddhist faith.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Art Museum of Cliffside Images in Dazu,Chongqing, No.7 Beishan Middle Road, Longgang Town, Dazu County 402360 China
Then, move on to Art Museum of Cliffside images in Dazu. Get to know more details about Dazu Rock Carvings with your tour guide.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Baoding Mountain Carved Stone, 16 km Northeast of Dazu County, Dazu County 402360 China
Continue to Baodingshan Rock Carving. Where you can find 13 groups of stone carving figures, totaling nearly 10 thousand cliffside figures.
Admire Song dynasty sculptural art, and let your tour guide point you different stories: the birth of Buddha, the nature of change, heaven, hell, cause and effect, and especially about people. You will find normal people, including farmers, are shown working in the carvings, also singing and dancing, drinking wine, pursuing the various tasks of daily life.
You will also see the "Thousand-Arm Goddess of Mercy " , the Sleeping Buddha and other carvings.
Enjoy lunch in the local restaurant, afterwards you will be transferred to your hotel in Chongqing.
Duration: 2 hours
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Your tour guide will hold your name sign waiting for you in the lobby of your hotel.
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.