Monday, December 22, 2008

Monju Grottoes - Chinese tourism scenic spots

Monju Grottoes in Gansu Province located in the Nationality Autonomous County of Sunan pray Fengzhen, is a larger group of Buddhist Grottoes. Founded in Northern Liang period (401 years -433). According to the mountain caves cut in front Monju mountain and cliff of the mountain, located 1.5 km north-south, 2.5 km east of the Fan Inside. Kukan of the existing 100, of which the central pillar of early Cave 8, a meditation cave, the cave temple site of the former 28. The more important caves existing there before the Thousand-Buddha Cave Hill, to poke holes in the hills and the Buddha-Thousand-Buddha Grottoes, and so on, are dome-top, flat square near the Cave of the central pillar. Center column under three hours, to the lower side Platform, the top two floors of each cutting face arch niche, Kannei a plastic statue, two shrine outside threat paternity plastic Buddha, ancient statues healthy body. At the top of the cave walls and painted murals, a subject qianfoensis, saying plans, Qifo, Ji Yue days, dependent persons. Flying Ku Ding Hui Ji Yue, cave-wall painting qianfoensis large area in central painting of a Buddha and two Bo Map view, the lower part of the portrait painted support. Mural painting using bleeding in the Western Regions, stressed the contrast and brightness of the color images of three-dimensional effect. To poke holes at the Western Xia have drawn large-scale "by the Maitreya change" paintings and "King of the town of Cave four" like. Monju Grottoes is the early Chinese Buddhist relics, located in grottoes liangzhou model , Is the study of 16 countries during the Buddhist art of valuable information on the study of Western Kasai region and the Buddhist architecture, the relationship between the arts of great value. Hexi area with murals of its early features of the layout of the cave wall paintings, frescoes, some can make up for the lack of Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang art is some of the continuity and development The existing mural is the Western Xia period of the Western Xia research Paintings of Buddhist art and its important information.

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