at the southern foot of Mt. Wuzhou, 16 km west of Datong City in
Shanxi Province,Yungang grottoes,
one of China's four cave groups with Buddhist
statues,were first hewn in the Northern Wei Dynasty. Now, there
are still more than fifty grottoes housing 51000 Buddha statues.
The distinguished art style of the statues shows the integration
of the Qin and Han traditions with the foreign cultural essences.
After the founding of the People's Republic of China, a special
preservation office was set up, and the Grottoes are now under the