Anyue County , Sichuan Province, China is China known ruins of ancient Buddhist statues County is currently the most concentrated , has found ancient Grotto 200 , 100,000 statues , especially in the Tang and Song Dynasty magnificent statues of exquisite statues known the world, in the history of Chinese stone carving art has a deck Yungang , Longmen , under Kai Dazu Rock Carvings of special status .
Temple of the Reclining Buddha ANYUE eight Ziyang City , Sichuan Province Anyue eight Miaoxiang Reclining ditch. 39 km from the county seat Anyue eight Miaoxiang town 5 kilometers , is located in Anyue , housing junction. Buddha statues and carved by the hospital 's Cliff Tang Kaiyuan began eleven years ( 723 ) before the massive statues carved by Tang Kaiyuan, starting from the Song dynasty gradually decline. From the Tang Dynasty monk Xuan should jointly create and later monks and laymen . Is a set of cultural and natural stone as one of the ecological landscape leisure tourism.
Reclining on a high hospital about one kilometer ditch about 20 meters on both sides of the Reclining Buddha cliff , retained a large number engraved made in the Tang Dynasty , Five Dynasties , Song Dynasty stone statues and carvings Cliff Buddhist scriptures, its statues area up to 865 meters , 142 cave shrine . There are 1613 stone statues , stone sutra 15 caves, inscriptions, inscription , Jing Zhuang , dozens of animals images . Cliff Zen Buddhism mainly between Tantric statues , as many as 57 kinds of subjects . Statues of the characters , objects , animals and other vivid, Vivid , thousands modality , natural look , is the heyday of Chinese works of art of the mid- stone in the crowd. Attractions include: Buddha preaching , Nirvana Sutra ( of lying ) , three Shenfo , Maitreya, terra , Avalokitesvara , Jing Zhuang , stone Buddhist scriptures and so on.
Reclining hospital patterned stone statues especially strange , novel conception , absolutely fine carving of " Buddha Nirvana map" ( lying Buddhas ) is famous as China's largest stone Buddha statues systemic Tang Dynasty , China's the only one left flank lying " Nirvana map" , is the earliest extant , the most complete body reclining Buddha image, comparable to the Leshan Giant Buddha - the world's largest seated Buddha Maitreya is comparable , with a high aesthetic value and historical ornamental research value. Take the whole mountain statues potential, well-designed, bold innovation, constituted by the three groups of statues representing the entire cliff face more than 300 square meters. Above a group of statues is preaching Sakya Muni Nirvana front , in the middle of a group of Tang Dynasty " Sakyamuni Nirvana map" Buddha statues. Reclining back north face south , lying sideways between rock , length 23 m , Qu Mei Feng Yi , Tan Lu chest muscle , shape dignified. Head east foot West, Zuoxie clothes , and Buddhist scriptures "North First Xie lying" , "pillow hands tired feet ," contrary to , the more unique mystical trend. Below a set of statues of Buddhist scriptures becomes the story .
There are 15 homes Reclining Buddha Cave , words of more than 40 million words of stone Buddhist scriptures. Scripture is from right to left or go straight incised script running script , neat handwriting , exquisite carving , is typical of the Tang Dynasty calligraphy . Its carving and calligraphy is recognized as the world Shuangjue . Verses are: "Buddha by the name ", "big like Nirvana Sutra" , " Lotus Sutra ", " Amitabha Sutra ", " Tan three Tripitaka ", " Golden Light Sutra ", " Vimalakirti said after "and 70 academic books, more than 300 volumes, product , when crown China 's push . Carved by the study of Buddhist texts , corrected version of Buddhist scriptures , provide a valuable source basis. Among them, 73 caves carved by the " Tan Three Tripitaka " is the Chinese Tripitaka in print ; famous Tang Dynasty monk Jing -tai wrote "all the sequences on the head ," No. 46 by the cave carved , is Chinese stone the only existing copies retained Buddhist scriptures , known as Fang , " the whole world only this moment ." Reclining Buddha scenic courtyard and stone statues carved by , is the study of Tang , the Five Dynasties and political , economic and cultural history of the Northern Song Dynasty , the religious development of China's precious materials , is the famous Sichuan tourist destination.
Sichuan Province, the "River"or "Shu", the provincial capital of Chengdu, located in southwest China, the Yangtze River, in longitude 97 ° 21 '~ 108 ° 31', latitude 26 ° 03 '~ 34 ° 19' between. To benefits, benefit, Azusa, Kui four named, the province of the total area of 48.5 square kilometers. Brief plateau phase the west, east of the Three Gorges Xianfeng overlap, north of Qinling Bashan barriers surround the south Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, the formation of a famous Sichuan Basin. Sichuan Province, vast land and has a long history since ancient times to enjoy the "Land of Abundance"reputation.