Maijishan Grottoes

The Big Buddhas at Maijishan
The Big Buddhas at Maijishan, originally uploaded by Mark.

China has four major Buddhist cave complexes — by far the most visited being the Longmen caves. Less well known are the Maijishan Grottoes. Situated in Gansu Province in the northwest of China, this astonishing example of cave architecture hewn from rock consists of over 7,000 Buddhist sculptures not to mention almost 1000 square meters of murals — via kuriositas

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