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Chongqing Attractions

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Beishan Hill Grotto

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Beishan Hill Grotto Beishan Hill Grotto is located about two kilometers north of Dazu county, Beishan Hill Grotto (beishan shiku) boasts almost ten thousand sculptures first built here in 892 AD and gradually added over the years. At one spot up here, Fowan, there are some 290 grottoes filled with impressive stone sculptures. 

On the 300-meter-long, 7-meter-high slope, sculptures and carvings depicting the  lives of local people throughout the ages can be seen. 

The northern section of the hill is home to works dating to the late Tang Dynasty while the southern half contains art from the Southern and Northern Song Dynasties.

How to get there: From the Caiyuanba Bus Terminal near the Chongqing railway station, there are two buses each hour which run to Dazu county town. The trip takes 2 hours. Beishan is only 2KM from the county town and you can either walk there or take a taxi.

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