Dazu Rock Carvings (Dàzú Shíkè 大足石刻)|Dàzú Shíkè 大足石刻 (Dazu Rock Carvings)
This Sleeping Buddha is found among the rock carvings at Dazu, in Sichuan Province. PHOTO BY PAUL AND BERNICE NOLL.
The forty-one sites in Dazu County in Sichuan Province contain over fifty thousand religious and secular sculptures that were carved into cliffs and caves over a 250-year period from the ninth to the thirteenth centuries.
A United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site since 1999, the rock