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Cave 1
Cave 1
Section 6 on 20

Yungang Grottoes
Place(s) of worship

between 470 and 493

Area related : Datong

UNESCO World Heritage Site (Définitif) : 2001

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Cave 1 and cave 2 form a pair of Buddhist cave temples. In the center of cave 1 is carved a square pillar in the shape of a two-storeyed pagoda. The main statue on the back wall is Maitreya.
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On the upper sections of the east, west and south walls are statues of celestial musicians and a seated Buddha in meditation. On the middle section are carved a row of niches with statues, and at the north part of the lower section of the east wall are two reliefs depicting Syama Jakata. On the two reveals of the southern entrance are statues of the Bodhisattvas Vimalakirti and Manjusri.
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Ornaments
from 470 to 493

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Reliefs
from 470 to 493

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Reliefs
from 470 to 493

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Pillar
from 470 to 493
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Cave 8 (Yungang Grottoes)
Cave 7 (Yungang Grottoes)
Cave 6 (Yungang Grottoes)
Cave 5 (Yungang Grottoes)
Cave 1 (Yungang Grottoes)
Cave 2 (Yungang Grottoes)
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