Asia: Rocky villages Бинглинг / Bingling temple

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Храм Бинглинг, это один из нескольких гротов расположенных в каньоне Желтой реки. Монастырь представляет собой множество пещер- келий вырубленных в сплошной скальной породе. Кельи сооружались на протяжении тысячи лет, начиная с 3-4 веков. Стиль каждого грота можно связать с типичными художественными работами соответствующей династии. Центральное место занимает 27-метровая статуя сидящего Майтрейи.



The Bingling Temple is a series of grottoes filled with Buddhist sculpture carved into natural caves and caverns in a canyon along the Yellow River. It lies just north of where the Yellow River empties into the Liujiaxia Reservoir. Administratively, the site is in Yongjing County of Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture in Gansu province, some 100 km southeast of Lanzhou. The caves were a work in progress for more than a millennium. The first grotto was begun around 420 CE at the end of the Western Jin Dynasty. Work continued and more grottoes were added during the Wei, Sui, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties. The style of each grottoe can easily be connected to the typical artwork from its corresponding dynasty. The Bingling Temple is both stylistically and geographically a midpoint between the monumental Buddhas of Bamiyan in Afghanistan and the Buddhist Grottoes of central China, Yungang Grottoes near Datong and Longmen Grottoes near Luoyang.

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