China Peony Festival Tour April 2009

 

Longmen Grottoes, started around the year 493 after the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534) moved the capital to Luoyang. Thousands of Buddha’s were carved into the rock slopes and cliffs aside the Yi River, and were carved for 400 years until The Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). Stretching 1094 meters along the river, there are over 2,300 small caves and niches, with 100,000 statues of all sizes. Ancient writings and displays in the caves contain a wealth of historical materials concerning art, music, religion, calligraphy, medicine, period dress, and architecture. In November 2000, Longmen Grottoes was inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO...

This is a very large place to visit and the parking is quite a distance so we all take these golf carts to the main entrance.

Then we made a stop at a shop to see how these beautiful paintings were created. Of course they used this time to also purchase some memories and learn how to make paper cuttings.

 

 

  • New Eden
  • Kids Garden
  • Plant a Row Grow a Row