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  Longmen Grottoes

China

The Longmen Grottoes are a group of Buddhist caves near the Chinese city of Luoyang, dating mostly from the Tang Dynasty. There are ca. 1,400 caves and 100,000 statues, but the main attraction is a 17.14 m high representation of the Vairochana Buddha (fig.), carved to resemble the Empress Wu Ze Tian (fig.).

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