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Dazu

Dazu County is a county in Chongqing Municipality and is reputed as the "Magic Pearl of Oriental Art" because of the Dazu Rock Carvings. It also has a long history of 1,230 years. Dazu is a tempting tourist destination for visitors to explore rock carvings and Buddhism combined with Chinese culture.

Location and topography of Dazu

Dazu County is located at the southeastern part of Sichuan Province with an area of 1,390 sq. km. It is 168.4 miles (about 271 km) from Chengdu on the west and Chongqing 103.8 miles (about 167 km) on the east..

Climate in Dazu

The sub-tropical humid monsoon climate influenced by Sichuan Basin brings the annual average temperature in Dazu to about 64.4ºF (18ºC). Autumn is the best time to visit Dazu, however, umbrellas are need since it is quite rainy during this season.

Transportation in Dazu

It is most convenient to take a bus to Dazu County from Chongqing or Chengdu. It's only a two-hour drive from Chongqing, and it costs four hours to get Dazu from Chengdu. There are two bus stations within Dazu serving the local area, such as the rock carvings.

Travel & Sightseeing in Daza

Since Dazu is famous for its rock carvings, the main attractions here are those star-studded rock carvings distributed in 76 places in the whole Dazu County. The Dazu Rock Carvings are not only great masterpieces of grotto art, but also reflections of significance of China's religious belief. Rock Carvings here equally famous with the Yungang Grotto, the Longmen Grotto and the Mogao Grotto. The most famous rock carvings here are located in Baodingshan and Beishan. Other outstanding rock carving sites are Nanshan, Shimenshan, and Shizhuanshan. Other attractions, such as Longshui Lake, Mt. Yulong, North Pagoda and South Pagosa also bring surprises to tourists. Longshui Lake Hot Spring is highly praised by experts and visitors.

Map of Dazu Grottoes Scenic Area

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