Chongqing Travel

Chaotian Gate of Chongqing

I was born in Chongqing. When I was young, I always dreamd to go to Chaotian Gate. It was the center of old Chongqing and attracted me so much.

Dazu Rock Carvings

Dazu Rock Carvings

Attraction Highlight

More than a thousand years ago, Buddhist and Taoist sects fiercely competed for ascendancy and imperial endorsement. As power changed hands and religious orders came in and out of favor, the victors would create new mounuments to their gods and destroy the old ones. One result was that significantly stronger materials were employed to build religious monuments, being hard to destroy, and the monuments got bigger. The monumental Dazu art testifies to this trend.