Grotto nunnery is a famous historic site in Korea. It is located on the hillside of the eastern side of Tuohan in Qingzhou, South Korea. There is a monumental Buddha statue in the cave dwelling facing Pumis Pasha Mudra in the sea. Immortals, images of Bodhisattvas and believers, reliefs carved into tops and bases around them are all very lifelike and exquisite. They belong to the masterpieces of Buddhist art in the Far East. It was listed as a world cultural heritage at the end of 1995.
Qingzhou was the former capital of the State of Xinluo, formerly known as Jincheng, so a large number of relics of the State of Xinluo are still preserved in this area. And even though they have experienced several wars, most of them have survived. Some of the park's attractions are free of charge except for extra fees. Although the application for World Heritage in Korea is controversial, it is still worth seeing.
There is a ferry between the two scenic spots not far from the Buddhist State Temple in the cave temple on the hillside of the Tuhan Mountains. If you choose the mountain-climbing trail which is not far from the Buddhist State Temple in the past or a little more than two kilometers, the scenery along the way is very good, so you can adjust the time for the two scenic spots to play together.
As the 24th National Treasure of Korea, the grotto nunnery was built in the 10th year of King Sinro King Jingde and was presided over by then Prime Minister Kim Dae-cheng. It's 3km from the Buddhist Temple along the mountain road and 9km from the highway. The structure of the cave dwelling consists of 34 stone Buddha statues with different shapes, such as square and circle, straight line and curve, plane and sphere. Each Buddha statue is worthy of a masterpiece of sculpture, and integrates philosophical and scientific ideas. Situated in the center, the statue of Tathagata, made of white granite, overlooks the East China Sea. Grottoes were designated as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995. The main chamber is round and contains images of Bodhisattvas and disciples. Grotto nunneries were built to worship this statue. Ben Zun is sitting on the lotus throne with gentle posture and kind expression. The roof is half-moon or bow-shaped, with a lotus-shaped disc as the cover. The sunrise here is very beautiful, so many people come to the grotto in the early morning.
The World Heritage Committee's 1995 comment - "Grotto Nunnery was built in the 8th century A.D. on the slopes of Mount Tuhan. There is a memorial Buddha statue in the grotto nunnery, which faces the sea in the posture of Pumis Pasha Mudra. Buddha statues are surrounded by various statues of gods, Bodhisattvas and believers. These statues are vivid and delicate. They adopt the method of deep and shallow relief. They can be called masterpieces of Buddhist art in the Far East.
There is a big bell at the gate of the cave house. It seems that the bell rings for money. In fact, the main thing here is to look at the stone statues of Buddha, which can not be photographed, but because it is 1200 years ago, the original remains, is the only real one in this trip.
Ticket prices are really cheap, at a glance converted to RMB only 20 yuan, the result is a long way to go, run in and see, the original opened a hole. The other caves were not opened inside. And the only open cave is not allowed to take photos. Here I can only lament that the Korean people's consciousness of protecting cultural relics is sincere and strong enough, but at the same time I suggest to pass by and have a look. If you go there on purpose, sincere is unnecessary, because you must regret your death.
About 20 minutes'bus ride from the entrance of Buddhist State Temple is located on Tuhan Mountain. It is an artificial grotto. But the outside of the grotto is insulated by glass (can't be photographed). Walking up one side of the mountain road and looking at the Grottoes in glass, and then walking down the other side, it's over. But the scenery of Tuhan Mountain is really beautiful, and it's not white.
Tickets are 5000 Korean dollars, but the attractions around Korea are generally thunder and raindrops are small , but take 10, 11 bus can go directly to the cave and Buddhist temple, very embarrassing scenic spot is too small and queue is long, although soon, but very disappointed with a small house glass enclosed with a Buddha.... There is a path between the cave and temple of Buddhist State 50. Minutes, but I waited for 12 roads at the entrance of the Buddhist State Temple. I waited for more than an hour. The road was Panshan Highway, very dizzy. The grotto hall is not allowed to take pictures of only the door. The last one is the path I mentioned.