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Shizhongshan Grottoes

Open today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Unique set of well-preserved grottoes

The highlight of the grottoes, and unique to the entire world, is a fertility shrine in the form of... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Los Angeles, California
Entranced by Bao Xiang Temple

This temple complex is north of Shizongshan grottoes and well worth a visit, but it requires... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
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Jan 2, 2018
“Unique set of well-preserved grottoes”
Mar 11, 2017
“Entranced by Bao Xiang Temple”
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Shizhongshan Grottoes, Shibao Mountain, Jianchuan County 671300, China
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

The highlight of the grottoes, and unique to the entire world, is a fertility shrine in the form of a female body part. Below the carving, the rock is worn down by countless couples kneeling in prayer. Other carvings are more traditional, but spectacular in...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

This temple complex is north of Shizongshan grottoes and well worth a visit, but it requires planning. A shuttle bus from the park entrance can take you near the temple. Instead, we went with a guide who took us on an hour and a half...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2015

At last we find a place to visit that isn't crowded with hordes of Chinese tourists. It is more off the beaten track - if there is such a thing in Yunnan - an en route to the ancient trading town of Shaxi. So we...More

Thank Vicky U
Reviewed 23 September 2014

A long, easy walk through the forest takes you to up to the temple and grottos. The sculptues within the grottos are 1000 + years old and tell historical stories. Very peaceful. No photos.

Thank Brigit B
Reviewed 7 August 2013

In order to see the most of the grottoes, u must have ur private transport, no public transport. The ticket can be expensive, but there is a back door, from 沙坪 village

2  Thank Cory C
Reviewed 29 November 2012

These grottoes, like Boxiang temple, are lovely inspirations for the soul and mind despite the work required to visit them. The thousand-year old cave carvings themselves exhibit some of the most original, unique, and expressive Buddhist sculpture in China. Despite that, the surroundings of the...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 14 February 2012

This is possibly the most peaceful and secluded of all the holy spots in China, and you can experience it without hordes of tourists. I only wish I could have spent more time hiking around to the various grottoes and temples.

3  Thank Georgia F
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