This could be the eighth wonder of the World!
Posted on August 13th, 2013

This could be the eighth wonder of the World!

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Buddhist complex Maytszishan little known. It is located in Gansu Province in northwest 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. 11 more images …

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

 

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

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 Stairs that lead up and around the caves were originally made of wood, but after been fitted with metal supports, for security purposes.

 

One Response to “This could be the eighth wonder of the World!”

  1. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    I would agree that this Chinese Buddhist site could qualify as the 8th (Buddhist) wonder of the world but there are monuments that easily qualify for that title. In my opinion the Kailasanatha Temple in Ellora India is the world’s largest monolith carving. That temple has been fully carved out of the hill and is one and half times larger than the Parthenon. The Ellora collection of cave temples show a harmony of Buddhist Hindu and Jain Temples and have gone unnoticed and uncredited by the world.

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