Micro Panorama Thumbnail for Social Sharing Sites

WorldWidePanoramaPeople Events

hover for menu Best Of 2008 ◀ Prev Next ▶

William M. Delabarre

View from Mount Sugarloaf

Dehua Yang

Grottoes in Tianlongshan Mount.

Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China

April 28, 2008

Loading panorama viewer ...

© 2008 Yang Dehua, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

  The grottoes lie in the Tianlong Mountains, 40 kilometers southwest ofthe city of Taiyuan. Surrounded by mountains and lush, dense trees, the area around Tianlongshan Grottoes enjoys a beautiful landscape and moderate climate. Not far from the grottoes is Tianlong Temple which was built in the Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577). The construction of the Buddhist-statue grottoes can be traced back to the dynasty of Eastern Wei (534-550).

  The grottoes have 24 caves scattered in the cliffs halfway up the western and eastern peaks of the Tianlong Mountains. On the steep cliff is Manshan Pavilion. The wooden structure, more than 10 meters high, looks very grand. The exquisite stone statue of Buddha standing on a lotus flower with a patch of blue sky on his head is a model of decorum and uprightness.

(source: Yaiyuan News)

Location

Asia / China

Lat: 37° 57' 50.04" N
Long: 112° 29' 42.36" E

→ maps.google.com [EXT]

Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

OpenStreetMap: © OpenStreetMap contributors

Equipment

Canon 350D, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja 3 panohead, PTGui 7, Pano2VR
hover for menu Best Of 2008 ◀ Prev Next ▶

PLEASE RESPECT THE ARTIST’S WORK. All images are copyright by the individual photographers, unless stated otherwise. Use in any way other than viewing on this web site is prohibited unless permission is obtained from the individual photographer. If you're interested in using a panorama, be it for non-profit or commercial purposes, please contact the individual photographer. The WWP can neither negotiate for, nor speak on behalf of its participants. The overall site is copyright by the World Wide Panorama Foundation, a California Public Benefit Corporation.