Monument In China


Dazu Rock Carvings

Dazu Rock Carvings

Attraction Highlight

More than a thousand years ago, Buddhist and Taoist sects fiercely competed for ascendancy and imperial endorsement. As power changed hands and religious orders came in and out of favor, the victors would create new mounuments to their gods and destroy the old ones. One result was that significantly stronger materials were employed to build religious monuments, being hard to destroy, and the monuments got bigger. The monumental Dazu art testifies to this trend.

Tian An Men Square

Tian An Men Square

Attraction Highlight

Tian An Men Square is the spiritual heart of the world's most populous country. It earned this distinction by serving as the stage for momentous historical events, like demonstrations on May 4th 1999, that inspired young Chinese to fight imperialists and warlords, and build a strong independent country. Among those swept up in the ferment of the "May Fourth Movement" was Mao Zedong who would help found the communist Party of China two years later.