Attractions

Archaeological Site in Dàzú Buddhist Caves

Treasured Summit Hill

If you only have time for one Dàzú stop, make it this, the largest and most impressive of the sites. Of all the stunning sculptures here, which are believed to have been carved between 1174 and 1252, the centrepiece…
Archaeological Site in Dàzú Buddhist Caves

North Hill

This site, originally a military camp, contains some of the region’s earliest carvings. The dark niches hold several hundred statues. Some are in poor condition, but it is still well worth a visit.The pleasant, fore…
Cave in Dàzú Buddhist Caves

Buddha Vairocana Cave

The truly adventurous might like to catch a bus to the tiny town of Shíyáng (石羊), which has a little-seen collection of Song dynasty Buddhist rock carvings.Buses to Shíyáng, just over the border in Sìchuān province,…
Archaeological Site in Dàzú Buddhist Caves

Stone Gate Hill & Stone Seal Hill

If you're really into Buddhist rock carvings, try to get out to the rarely visited sculptures at Stone Gate Hill (石门山; Shímén Shān), 19km southeast of Dàzú, or those at Stone Seal Hill (石篆山; Shízhuàn Shān), 20km sou…
Archaeological Site in Dàzú Buddhist Caves

South Hill

This modest site really only has one set of carvings, but makes a nice appetiser before you delve into the main courses at North Hill and Treasured Summit Hill. It’s behind the old bus station and takes around 15 mi…