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  Longmen, Zhejiang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Longmen (Traditional Chinese: 龍門; Simplified Chinese: 龙门) is a township in western Zhejiang, around 20 km distant from the city of Fuyang.
According to tradition, the Suns of Longmen are descendants of the third century warlord Sun Quan, who became emperor of the Three Kingdoms state of Wu.
At Longmen, the favourite plays are "Burning Red Cliffs", showing Sun Quan's defeat of Cao Cao at the Battle of Red Cliffs and "Burning the Linked Encampments", showing Sun Quan's defeat of Liu Bei at the Battle of Yiling.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Longmen,_Zhejiang   (386 words)

  
 Longmen Grottoes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Along with Mogao and Yungang, the Longmen Grottoes are one of the three most famous ancient sculptural sites in China.
According to the Longmen Caves Research Institute, there are 2345 caves and niches, 2800 inscriptions, 43 pagodas and over 100,000 Buddhist images at the site.
The Longmen area is open to the public, and although the grottoes cannot be entered most of the artwork can be seen from the exterior.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Longmen_Grottoes   (259 words)

  
 Chinese Architecture: Longmen Grottos, Luoyang
The Longmen Grottoes were carved from limestone hills over many centuries, beginning with the reign of the pious Xiaowen emperor (471-499) of the Northern Wei dynasty (386-534) and continuing through the Tang dynasty in 10th century (although some items date from as late as the Qing dynasty).
The Longmen sculptures reflect the styles of earlier Indian and Yungang grotto art, though the figures often are clad in roomier Han-style gowns and reflect a dignified refinement and elegant grace that was to influence much of China’s later Buddhist sculpture.
Longmen served as an important pilgrimage destination for over five hundred years, and during that period it received numerous foreign and domestic visitors and dignitaries.
www.orientalarchitecture.com /luoyang/LONGMEN.htm   (2015 words)

  
 Luoyang,Regent Tour China
The Longmen Grottoes is the key tourist and scenic spot in Luoyang.
The scene of Longmen and its surroundings is very beautiful, because the "Longmen Mountain scene" ranks first place of the "Eight Scenic Spots of Luoyang".
The Buddhist statues in Longmen Grottoes are an embodiment of a peculiar and extraordinary style of sculpture of Buddhist.
www.regenttour.com /chinaplanner/lya/lya-sights-longmeng.htm   (434 words)

  
 Longmen Grottoes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Criterion (i): The sculptures of the Longmen Grottoes are an outstanding manifestation of human artistic creativity.
Criterion (ii): The Longmen Grottoes illustrate the perfection of a long-established art form which was to play a highly significant role in the cultural evolution of this region of Asia.
The grottoes and niches of Longmen contain the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art of the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties (316- 907).
whc.unesco.org /sites/1003.htm   (120 words)

  
 Longmen Caves
The grottoes and niches of Longmen contain the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art of the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties (316-907).
Longmen Caves, as one of China's four major Buddhist Caves, is important materials for study of history and arts in ancient China.
Longmen is not only renowned for the caves, but also endowed with lush mountains and ridges, springs and waterfalls.
www.chinatravel.com /china-travel-guides/china-attractions/china-world-heritage/longmen-caves.shtml   (495 words)

  
 LongMenDong
The world-famous Longmen Grottoes are located 12km south of Luoyang.
Spanning a length of over 1,000 meters on the hillsides along the Yi River, the Longmen Grottoes, together with the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang (Gansu Province) and the Yungang Grottoes (Shanxi Province), are reputed as the three greatest stone sculpture treasure houses in China.
Based on a natural limestone cave, this cave is the most important cave in the series and represents the highest skill of carving, rock painting, and architecture of the Northern Wei.
www.homestead.com /litailiang/LongMenDong.html   (1205 words)

  
 Hong Meigui Cave Exploration Society :: Lushan 2003 Expedition Report
Longmen Dong is primarily formed in conglomerate rock and is now the longest known, mapped and explored conglomerate cave in China.
There are two known penetrable entrances to the cave, the larger being the current showcave entrance, the second located roughly one kilometre to the southwest.
Longmen Dong ranked No. 13 on the list of deep caves surveyed in China, and No. 7 on the list of long caves surveyed in China.
www.hongmeigui.net /expeditions.php?expedition=lushan2003§ion=report   (625 words)

  
 Sichuan: Dujiangyan and the Longmen Mountains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Longmen Shan are a northeast-southwest-trending orogen, a nappe belt separating the Songban-Ganzi terrane of the Tibetan Plateau from the South China plate, on which Chengdu is located.
The rocks of the Longmen Shan were deposited upon the southern margin of the Eurasian Plate in a continental shelf environment, reminiscent of the present-day eastern coast of the United States.
The Longmen Shan have experienced repeated deformations during their history as the series of microplates that make up the Tibetan Plateau collided with the southern margin of Eurasia.
jan.ucc.nau.edu /~wittke/Tibet/Longmen.html   (647 words)

  
 China - Longmen Grottoes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Longmen Shiku ("Dragon Door Grottoes"), are situated in Central China, northeast of Xi'an, the ancient imperial capital.
These grottoes were created during the 5th-7th centuries, and most of the figures and the grottoes were financed by the nobility of that time.
At the occasion of the 1500th anniversary of the Longmen Grottoes at Luoyang, the above souvenir sheet and below stamps were issued.
worldheritage.heindorffhus.dk /frame-ChinaLongmen.htm   (514 words)

  
 Longman - helpful tips & insights by a travel authority
The Longmen Caves comprise 1300 caves adorned with 100,000 statues.
Unfortunately, many of the statues were defaced or decapitated over the centuries by vandals as well as by archeologists and antiquarians who sent their plundered sculptures to museums, art dealers and private collectors in the Western World.
The Longmen Caves are 14 kilometers (9 miles) south of Luoyang city in Henan province.
www.hillmanwonders.com /china/longmen_caves.htm   (277 words)

  
 Longmen Caves, Luoyang, China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A statue of the Buddha at the Longmen Caves.
Many of the statues in the Grottoes were damaged by their Western discoverers, but the majority are still intact.
Two signs on the lawn at the Longmen Caves, encouraging you not to step on the grass in a surreal Chinglish way.
www.mykreeve.net /china/luoyang/longmen_caves   (248 words)

  
 Longmen caves --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Stone sculptures in the Binyang cave, Longmen, Henan province, from the Northern Wei dynasty (
Wade-Giles romanization Lung-men series of Chinese cave temples carved into the rock of a high river bank south of the city of Luoyang, in Henan province.
Following the transfer of the Northern Wei capital from Pingcheng (the present Datong, Shanxi province) south to Luoyang in 494, a new series of cave temples was begun there.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9049379?tocId=9049379   (873 words)

  
 BA TOURS - Vietnam Travel, Vietnam Holiday, Vietnam Tours
Spanning a length of over 1,000 meters on the hillsides along Yi River, Longmen Grottoes, together with Mogao Caves in Dunhuang (Gansu Province) and Yungang Grottoes (Shanxi Province), are reputed as the three great stone sculpture treasure houses in China.
Longmen Grottoes were first sculptured and chiseled around 493AD when the capital of the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534) was moved from Datong to Luoyang.
The entire construction of Longmen Grottoes totally lasted more than four hundred years through the Northern Dynasties, Sui Dynasty, Tang Dynasty and up to Song Dynasty.
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 Lacrosse
The Longmen were a conglomeration of teams made up of HouNDs, Remnants, High Peaks, OWU alum, and Union Dutchmen.
Behind a strong night from Tuttle, the Longmen held on for a 12-7 victory.
Several Longmen indicated that they would like to return next year with their respective teams.
www.e-lacrosse.com /2002news75.html   (1227 words)

  
 Longmen Grottoes -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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The grottoes, which overwhelmingly depict Buddhist subjects, are densely dotted along the two mountains (Click link for more info and facts about Xiangshan) Xiangshan (to the east) and Longmenshan (to the west).
Along with (Click link for more info and facts about Mogao) Mogao and (Click link for more info and facts about Yungang) Yungang, the Longmen Grottoes are one of the three most famous ancient sculptural sites in China.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/lo/longmen_grottoes.htm   (323 words)

  
 MUSEA ANTWERPEN - ETNOGRAFISCH MUSEUM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Longmen is a Buddhist cave temple complex near the city of Luoyang in the Central-Chinese Henan province.
Together with Dunghuang caves (Mogao), Longmen forms one of the oldest and richest Buddhist cave sites on the trades trail from China to the West.
The exhibition further offers a glance in the tomb of Anpu, a Chinese general from Uzbekistan, and his wife who were buried in the 7th century in Longmen.
museum.antwerpen.be /etnografisch_museum/tentoonstelling_eng_01.html   (314 words)

  
 Longmen_Grottoes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Dragon's Gate Grottoes) or Longmen Caves are located 12km south of modern Luoyang in Henan province, China.
According to the Longmen Caves Research Institute, there are 2345 caves and niches, 2800 inscriptions, 40 pagodas and over 100,000 Buddhist images at the site.
The area was inscribed on the World Heritage list in November 2000.
www.tuxedo-shop.com /search.php?title=Longmen_Grottoes   (233 words)

  
 Asia Society Visible Traces - Epigraphical and Pictorial Rubbings
This rubbing was taken from the Guyang Cave, Longmen Grottoes, situated on the banks of the Yellow River near Luoyang in Henan Province.
Longmen si pin (Four Exemplary Inscriptions of Longmen).
The inscription on this rubbing was commissioned by the monk Huicheng to ensure the spiritual salvation of his deceased father, the gentleman Shiping, an aristocrat of the ruling Toba clan, whose name is absent from any other historical record of the Northern Wei dynasty.
www.askasia.org /VISIBLE_TRACES/rubbings/ru13.html   (270 words)

  
 Kunming hotels and accommodation: China hotels and Travel guide
: Longmen (Dragon Gate) is a certain gorge on a river flanked by precipices and with a natural dam.
The houses of powerful dignitaries were often compared to dragon gates; if a man could manage to be a guest in these houses, his future would be ensured.
Longmen is the general name for "Three Purity Tower and Longmen Cave".
www.resorthotel.net /china/kunming/thing_to_see_do.htm   (296 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Longmen Shan forms a major physiographic boundary between the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau and the Sichuan Basin.
Within the Longmen Shan, the Wenchuan-Maowen Shear Zone and associated Longmen Shan Thrust-Nappe Belt separate the mobile Songpan-Garz Fold Belt to the west from the stable Sichuan Basin and Yangtze Craton to the east.
Reverse shear during D3p is essentially synchronous with the metamorphic peak, resulting in a pervasive schistose fabric and while D3r deformation is coplanar and collinear to D3p shear, it takes the form of localised high strain zones in which the peak metamorphic assemblages have been partially to totally retrogressed at lower-most greenschist facies conditions.
users.unimi.it /~petro/isprs/DOC12.HTM   (431 words)

  
 The Buddhist Channel | Archaeology | China overhauls Buddhist grottoes, in fund & talent deficiency
Displaying outstanding Buddhist carving craftsmanship, Longmen has more than 2,300 grottoes with 110,000 Buddhist images, over 80dagobas and 2,800 inscribed tablets on cliffs with a length of one kilometer along the Yishui River, about 13 kilometers south of Luoyang, where Buddhism was first introduced to China during the Eastern Han Dynasty (25 - 220).
Cracks have been found in each of the 37 major grottoes in Longmen, 29 inside a single Grotto, according to a two-year investigation by a crew of experts from China Geology University, China Culture Relics Research Institute and Longmen Grottoes Academy.
Worse, many of the Buddhist statues or carvings are indistinguishable due to dust, dirt and grit while nearly half of its niches lack a Buddhist statue due to rampant theft in the past.
www.buddhistchannel.tv /index.php?id=4,1733,0,0,1,0   (570 words)

  
 Longmen Grottoes - World Heritage Site - Pictures, info and travel reports
You may discern in the attached photo, taken outside the Longmen Grottoes, that the majority of the people are wearing blue “Mao suits” — this photo was taken on my first visit to China in May 1978.
Foreigners were still incredibly rare — in some towns if you stood still in the street 100s of people would just gather round and look at you.
My diary notes that children at Longmen ran away when looked at by us but conversely that a seller of ice lollies insisted on giving me one as an act of friendship.
worldheritagesite.org /sites/longmengrottoes.html   (624 words)

  
 Regent Tour China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A touch of the Longmen would bring good luck in all aspects, as believed firmly by most Chinese.
From the palace of Longmen, one could also enjoy the wonderful view over the Dianchi Lake.
It is the unique of its kind as almost totally constructed of bronze: beams, pillars, arches, roof tiles, window frames and even the people and animal figures are all made of bronze.
www.regenttour.com /chinaplanner/kmg/kmgs001.html   (227 words)

  
 DCP: 30 degrees north, 120 degrees east (visit #1)
We proceeded then to the nearby village of Longmen where Empress Sun Yuan spent much of her life.
Longmen is one of 15 or so small villages in Zhejiang province that have retained a large number of traditional buildings.
Our guide Ms Sun informed us that she was 55th generation Sun, that 91% of the 2500 households in Longmen are “Sun Households” and that “everyone is related”, Many homes have exquisite wood carvings on the interior.
www.confluence.org /confluence.php?id=7168   (486 words)

  
 Longmen Grottoes Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 Peter Cheung's Longmen Grottoes, China
This web site is to promote Longmen as a tourist site for foreign travelers who is interested in Art and History.
I hope this web site will give those who are interested in Longmen enough information and pictures to satisfy your curiosity.
There are about 100 pictures with descriptions under "Longmen Museum sites" and most pictures are taken from VCD.
longmenpeter.tripod.com   (308 words)

  
 Easy Tour China: China Tours, China minority, China classic tour, Tailor-made tour, Yangtze River Cruise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A world heritage site named in 2000, the Grotto was judged by 3 criteria: The sculptures of the Longmen Grottoes are an outstanding manifestation of human artistic creativity.
The Longmen Grottoes illustrate the perfection of a long-established art form, which was to play a highly significant role in the cultural evolution of this region of Asia.
The high cultural level and sophisticated society of Tang Dynasty China is encapsulated in the exceptional stone carvings of the Longmen Grottoes.
www.easytourchina.com /cityguide/luoyang_see.htm   (717 words)

  
 Vacation in Luoyang China with Asian Vacations, Inc.
Located in the southern out skirts of Luoyang, on both banks of the Yi River about 13km to the downtown of the city, the Longmen Grottoes is one of e three famous treasure houses of stone sculpture in China.
Spanning a length of over 1,000 m, the grottoes were chiseled on the cliffs of both banks of the Yi River.
Located on the slope of the hill on the western bank of the Yi River with a horizontal depth of 38.7 m and a south-to-north width of 33.5 m, the Fengxian Temple is the largest one in the Longmen Grottoes.
www.vacationsinchina.com /Luoyang_attractions.html   (4209 words)

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