Fahuasi Temple and Grottoes in Anning City, Kunming
Chinese Name: 安宁市法华寺石窟
English Name: Fahuasi Temple and Grottoes in Anning City, Kunming
The biggest statue is the lying Buddha lying horizontally on the south cliff with the length of 4.25 meters. There are the eighteen arhat statues on the east of the cliff, arranged in three rows from top to bottom. The construction is simple and was one of the minorities few rock cave art of ancient time left in the southwest part.
Name:Kunming Grottos at Fahua Temple (Fahuasi Shiku)
Address:5km east of Anning City, Yunnan Province
Hours: 24 hours
To discover that carvings of this era existed only 25 kilometers to the southwest of Kunming warranted some exploration. The grottos and carvings of Fahua Temple (法华寺岩石窟) are believed to have been the handiwork of stonemasons working during the Nanzhao era when Yunnan had yet to become part of greater China. The Southern Silk Road once passed through Yunnan and was likely the means by which Theravada Buddhism found a following in the countryside surrounding Kunming.
Buses to Anning Hundred Flowers Park leave from the #Xiaoximen Coach Station# for seven yuan. Local bus number 35 travels between Hundred Flowers Park and Little Peach Flower Village (小桃花村) near the temple for one yuan.