Yungang Grottoes (Yungang Grottoes) located in the Yungang Grottoes in Datong City, Shanxi Province, Kukan 252 statues of more than 51,000 statues, represent the 5th century to 6th century the outstanding Buddhist grotto art in China. Tan Yao Cave, layout design rigorous unification, classic masterpiece of Buddhist art in China, the first peak.
Yungang Grottoes is one of the world famous stone carving art treasure house. In 1961, the State Council promulgated a national key cultural relics protection units, and is listed as a World Cultural Heritage in 2001. May 8, 2007, Datong Yungang Grottoes formally approved by the National Tourism Administration for the state 5A-class tourist attractions. Has become an important place for the domestic people from all walks of life visited and international friends admiration and yearning tourist destination.
Yungang Grottoes vividly recorded the historical development of Buddhist art in India and Central Asia to the Chinese Buddhist art, reflects the Buddhist statues in China gradually the secularization process of nationalization. Buddhist art statues style in the Yungang Grottoes unprecedented mastery the Yungang mode "which formed a turning point in the development of Chinese Buddhist art. Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes, the Longmen Grottoes in the Northern Wei Dynasty statues are to varying degrees by the impact of the Yungang Grottoes.
Shanxi located at Mt. Taihang west, east of Yellow River. Name of the Shanxi, because of occupies Mt. Taihang west to acquire fame. Was called since old times ?Biaolishanhe?. Spring and Autumn Period time, most districts for Jin all, therefore abbreviation ?Jin?; The Warring States initial period, Han, Zhao, Wei three divide the Jin, because and calls ?the Three-Jin?. The entire province total area 156,000 square kilometers, the total population nearly 34,000,000 people, presently govern Taiyuan, Datong, Shuozhou, Yangquan, Changzhi, Xinzhou, Luliang, Jinzhong, Linfen, Yuncheng, Jincheng and so on 11 locally administered levels, altogether 85 counties, 11 county-level cities, 23 municipal districts. Provincial capital Taiyuan, provincial government in the Taiyuan Municipal government east street. Rich tourism resources in Shanxi Province, historical monuments, scenic spots more. There are more famous Yungang Grottoes, Mount Temple group Jinci, Yingxian Wooden Tower, Yongle Palace,Xuankong Temple , Hukou Waterfall, Temple state solution, such as Hongtong large tree.