Bin County Cave Temple


The Bin County Cave Temple is an important Buddhist Temple adjacent to Chang’an, capital of Tang Dynasty, built in 7th-10th centuries at the peak of Central China culture. With the largest clay sculptured Buddhist figure of Tang Dynasty in Chang’ an city and surrounding areas, it embodied the transmission of Buddha carving art from Central China and its prevalence in Guanzhong Basin.  The figure of Great Buddha replaced Shakyamuni with Amitabha, exhibiting the localization of Buddhism in Central China.


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