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Tianlongshan Grottoes

Tianlongshan Grottoes Travel Guide

Tianlongshan Grottoes are Buddhist Grottoes, which are distributed on the cliffs of the East and West peaks of Tianlongshan mountain. There are 24 grottoes from the Eastern Wei Dynasty (534-550 AD), the Northern Qi (550-557 AD), Sui Dynasty (581-618 AD) to Tang Dynasties (618-907). There are more than 1500 existing statues and 1144 relief and caisson painting.

Tianlongshan is also called Tianlong Mountain which are 40 kilometers southwest of Taiyuan City. It is 1700 meters high. Because of the beautiful scenery, it used to be the summer palace of Gao Huan, the prime minister of Eastern Wei Dynasty; the father of Gao Yang who is the emperor of Northern Qi Dynasty. And Gao Huan was the earliest excavator of Tianlongshan Grottoes. And in the next 400 years, 4 dynasties, people keep on excavate more and more grottoes.

When we visit Tianlongshan Grottoes, we could not only discover the amazing ancient grottoes art, but also enjoy pretty scenery in Mt. Tianlong.

DCT Tips:

Need to climb to the mountain side to visit the grottoes, you will have some hiking.

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