Thursday, 23 October 2014

This could be the 8th Wonder of the World-The Maytszishan of Gansu, China

Buddhist complex Maytszishan is little known. It is located in Gansu Province in North-West China. This is a striking architectural complex, carved out of the rock. Maytszishan has 7,000 Buddhist sculptures and nearly 1,000 square meters of murals and 11 more images...........

Maytszishan is just a few miles south of the Great Silk Road. Many of the monks chose to stay in the caves and work there.

One of the earliest written records about this are found in the biographies of two monks Tanhonga and Huanggang, who meditated there with their disciples.

Huge Buddha is almost parallel to the side of the mountain-the highest is 16 meters in height. Stairs that lead up and around the caves were originally made of wood but after being fitted with metal supports, for safety purposes.

Many thanks to Dorris Chan for sharing.

Alan CY Kok

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