Yungang Grottoes

I've been here!

The Yungang Grottoes, in Datong city, Shanxi Province, with their 252 caves and 51,000 statues, represent the outstanding achievement of Buddhist cave art in China in the 5th and 6th centuries. The Five Caves created by Tan Yao, with their strict unity of layout and design, constitute a classical masterpiece of the first peak of Chinese Buddhist art.

Justification:

Criterion (i): The assemblage of statuary of the Yungang Grottoes is a masterpiece of early Chinese Buddhist cave art.

Criterion (ii): The Yungang cave art represent the successful fusion of Buddhist religious symbolic art from south and central Asia with Chinese cultural traditions, starting in the 5th century CE under Imperial auspices.

Criterion (iii): The power and endurance of Buddhist belief in China are vividly illustrated by the Yungang grottoes.

Criterion (iv): The Buddhist tradition of religious cave art achieved its first major impact at Yungang, where it developed its own distinct character and artistic power.

Year of Inscription: 2001

Add world heritage to your travel plans – plan to visit Yungang Grottoes! Sign up on GoUNESCO to get travel advice, tips, partners and help with traveling to Yungang Grottoes.

https://s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/gounesco.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/26040401/Peeping-Buddha-at-Yungang-grottaoes-1024x768.jpeghttps://s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/gounesco.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/26040401/Peeping-Buddha-at-Yungang-grottaoes-150x150.jpeggounesco
The Yungang Grottoes, in Datong city, Shanxi Province, with their 252 caves and 51,000 statues, represent the outstanding achievement of Buddhist cave art in China in the 5th and 6th centuries. The Five Caves created by Tan Yao, with their strict unity of layout and design, constitute a classical...

Travel Info for Yungang Grottoes

  • •New Year´s Day – 1 January •Epiphany Eve – 6th January •Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday – March/April •Walpurgus Night – April 30 •Labour Day – 1st May Swedish National Day – 6th June •Whit Monday, Midsummer´s Eve – June •All Saint’s Eve – October/November •Christmas Eve and Christmas Day - December 24 – 25 •New Year´s Eve – December 31
    abc dedf
  • Miss Havisham
  • Rupert Campbell-Black
  • Julien SorelWilliam BrownWilliam BrownWilliam BrownWilliam BrownWilliam BrownWilliam BrownWilliam Brown
  • No holidays other then the winters when the sea cannot be traveled
  • Nigel Molesworth
  • Harriet M Welsch
  • Oskar Schell
  • Elinor Dashwood

Photos and Proofs from Yungang Grottoes View all

Travelers Who Have Visited Yungang Grottoes View all

Recommendations for Yungang Grottoes

  • Beautiful Buddha statue which is open to air. The eyes of the Buddha are awesome - Girija Harish

Trivia from Yungang Grottoes

Sorry, we do not have any trivia for here yet.
Have you been to Yungang Grottoes?

Share Trivia

Events at or near Yungang Grottoes

Know any events coming up at Yungang Grottoes?

List an event