This photo was taken during my 16-day China trip in 2009, when my camera was semi-dslr (Canon PowerShot S5is). My destination was Beijing, the capital city of China but I had started my journey in ancient city of Pingyao then traveled by public transport from there to Beijing within one week.

Yungang Grottoes is ancient Chinese Buddhist temple grottoes near the city of Datong in the province of Shanxi, the last city before I reached my destination, Beijing. They are excellent examples of rock-cut architecture and one of the three most famous ancient Buddhist sculptural sites of China. The others are Longmen and Mogao grottoes.

Yungang Grottoes were made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. The Yungang Grottoes is considered by UNESCO a "masterpiece of early Chinese Buddhist cave art... [and] ...represent the successful fusion of Buddhist religious symbolic art from south and central Asia with Chinese cultural traditions, starting in the 5th century CE under Imperial auspices."

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