Lebagou Rock Painting
Introduction to Lebagou Rock Painting (勒巴沟岩画)
“Lebagou” in Tibetan language means a beautiful valley. Not only it has appealing natural landscape, the valley is also where the relic of Temple of Wenchenggong is located. There are giant wall paintings in the valley. The paintings are of typical Tibetan Buddhism style. The history of them ranges from Tang Dynasty to present day. Nowadays, monks still carve paintings on the stone. By walking through the valley you can experience the whole stone carving history of Tibetan Buddhism. The paintings mostly depict Buddha, auspicious beasts, and pilgrims. This is quite different from other wall paintings found at the same Qinghai Province region which depict animals in general.
The paintings are divided into three categories according to their unique features. The paintings in the first category contain strong sense of late Tang Dynasty Han Buddhism; the second category depicts people dressing up with both Tang and Tibetan style which marks the culture melting between these two; the technique of expression in the third category is typical Tibetan style.
Jiegu Town, Yushu County, Qinghai Province, China
Vairocana Temple (Temple of Princess Wencheng)
Opening Hours: all day
Private minibuses (200 Yuan return) depart from outside the long-distance bus terminal in Yushu, or a taxi costs about 100 Yuan return.
You are recommended to stay here for half a day where you can savor the great combination of artistic atmosphere and cultural heritage.
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