Qixia Monastery, Qianfo yan shiku 棲霞寺千佛岩石窟https://architecturasinica.org/place/000294b
- Thousand Buddha Grotto (English)
- 千佛岩石窟 (Traditional Chinese)
- 千佛岩石窟 (Simplified Chinese)
- qīanfóyánshíkū (Pinyin)
- ch'ien-fo-yen-shih-k'u (Wade-Giles)
- Qixia Monastery Thousand Buddha Grotto (English)
- 棲霞寺千佛岩石窟 (Traditional Chinese)
- 栖霞寺千佛岩石窟 (Simplified Chinese)
- Lat. 32.154167° Long. 118.953889°
The Thousand Buddha Grotto was first carved by Ming Zhongzhang, Ming Sengshao’s son, in 484 during Qi (Xiang 2001, 128). Buddhist statues continued to be carved in the following dynasties. Due to the large number of niches and statues, it is called the Thousand Buddha Grotto. With 322 niches and 533 Buddha statues, it is the only extant Buddhist grotto from Southern Dynasties (Zi 2014, 85; Xiang 2001, 128).1
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- 1 项. 2001. 栖霞寺千佛岩石窟, 128.; 梓. 2014-06. 江苏南京栖霞寺, 85.
- 2 WILKINSON. 2000. Chinese History: A Manual, 11.
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Bibliography:ZHANG Xuliang 張序亮, “Qixia Monastery, Qianfo yan shiku 棲霞寺千佛岩石窟 .” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published April 20, 2021. https://architecturasinica.org/place/000294b.
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