龙门石窟奉先寺卢舍那大佛

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LANOEL on October 30, 2008

Interesting. I'd like to know the history of this place.

Ken Zhao on October 30, 2008

LANOEL,thanks for your comment.

You can find out some details about the statue on Wikipedia.

The Longmen Grottoes (ch. 龍門石窟/ 龙门石窟, lóngmén shíkū; lit. Dragon's Gate Grottoes) or Longmen Caves are located 12 km south of present day Luoyang in Henan province, China. The grottoes, which overwhelmingly depict Buddhist subjects, are densely dotted along the two mountains: Xiangshan (to the east) and Longmenshan (to the west). The Yi River flows northward between them. For this reason, the area used to be called Yique (The Gate of the Yi River). From north to south, the distance covered by grottoes is about one km. Along with the Mogao Caves and Yungang Grottoes, the Longmen Grottoes are one of the three most famous ancient sculptural sites in China. There are over 2100 niches, more than 100,000 statues, some 40 pagodas and 3600 tablets and steles in the caves of Guyang, Binyang and Lianhua.

LANOEL on November 1, 2008

Hello Zikay: I have looked for this information in Wikipedia. Already I know more aspects of this fantastic place. Thank you very much.

Best regards from Mallorca [Spain].

LANOEL: http://es.geocities.com/lanoel_art/

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