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Sakyamuni (Northern Wei) in the Yungang Grottoes
The Yungang Grottoes, formerly the Wuzhoushan Grottoes, are ancient Chinese Buddhist temple grottoes near the city of Datong in the province of Shanxi. They are excellent examples of rock-cut architecture and one of the three most famous ancient Buddhist sculptural sites of China.  In 2001, the Yungang Grottoes were made a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Yungang Grottoes are considered by UNESCO to be a "masterpiece of early Chinese Buddhist cave art.
Stamp featuring the Sakyamuni (Northern Wei) in the Yungang Grottoes
Series: Yungang Grottoes
Theme: Sculptures
Issued Country China
Issued Year 13.04.2006
Category Buddhist Image World Heritage
Type Maximum Card
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