Longmen Grottoes are known as one of the greatest classical art treasures in the world because of its large scale, magnificent momentum, exquisite sculpture and rich themes. With its own system and unique sculpture art language, it reveals various laws and rules of sculpture art creation. Before it, the grotto art mostly retained the elements of Gandhara and Maduro art, while Longmen Grottoes inherited the Indian grotto art, followed the Yungang grotto style, and combined with the advanced and profound Han history and culture of Luoyang in Wei, Jin and Southern Dynasties. Therefore, from the very beginning, the sculpture art of Longmen Grottoes has been integrated with the understanding and strong pursuit of the national aesthetic consciousness and form, which makes the art of grottoes present the trend of Chinese and secularization, which can be regarded as the “milestone” to show the art transformation of Chinese grottoes.
With the progress of human civilization and the continuous development of society, tourism, as an important economic activity and cultural phenomenon in modern society, has a more and more close relationship with people. Tourism is a trend and fashion which attracts people’s attention and pursues in modern society. It has become an important part of people’s life and social behavior. More and more people have joined in the ranks of tourists to embark on the course of tourism culture and aesthetics, to enjoy and feel the beauty of Chinese scenic spots.
Let’s take off the heavy social role that we undertake in our daily life for the time being, and easily put ourselves under the sky and on the earth, and roam between the beautiful mountains and rivers and the cultural relics. With novelty, impulse, passion and desire, we can freely walk, watch, climb, experience, daydream, express, vent and communicate in a relaxed and free mood, to feel the beauty of nature and use it What a wonderful and rich spiritual and cultural enjoyment it is to read the inspiring pictures of human history so as to purify our spirit, improve our realm and comfort our soul!
Our country has the most splendid civilization history of five thousand years in the world. Our ancestors left us a lot of precious, rich and profound historical and cultural heritage. In the big family of the motherland, there are fifty-six nations living together for a long time, and each of the fifty-six nations has its own unique language and culture and attractive folk customs, and each nation has a history of development that can be heard. They are shaping the same civilization – Chinese civilization! The 5000 year history of Chinese civilization has left us countless cultural relics and historic sites as well as colorful pictures of social customs and customs that have been displayed to the people of the world. Since the reform and opening up, new achievements have been made in the construction of socialist material and spiritual civilization in the new historical period All of these human beauty let us enjoy, study, research and experience.
Luoyang is a famous historical city both at home and abroad. She has a long history, splendid culture and many cultural relics. In order to enable you to have a further understanding of the history, culture and historic sites of this ancient city during your stay in Luoyang, on the way to the scenic spots by car, I will give you a brief introduction of the history of Luoyang and the general situation of Longmen Grottoes. Luoyang is located in the west of Henan Province and the South Bank of the middle reaches of the Yellow River. It is named for its location on the North Bank of Luohe River, which means the Yang of Luoshui.
Luoyang was once the capital city of many dynasties in history, known as “the ancient capital of 13 dynasties”. In the long history of more than one thousand years, Luoyang has long been the political, cultural and economic center of China. Today, the world-famous Longmen Grottoes we visited are one of many cultural relics.
Longmen Grottoes, located at Longmen mountain pass in the southern suburb of Luoyang City, 12.5km away from the city, have been excavated from Taihe in the Northern Wei Dynasty for 19 years. So far, it has a history of more than 1500 years. Together with Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang and Yungang Grottoes in Datong, it constitutes three famous Grottoes art treasures in China.