Dazu 1991 & 2005

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Dazu Town – 1991 When we first arrived in Dazu on a damp, cold day in January 1991, after a long but uneventful bus ride from Chongqing, we found ourselves in a small, grubby market town under a grey sky and a light drizzle. A couple of grotty, but overpriced hotels were the only evidence that Dazu might be home to something more than the abundant vegetables found in its markets….

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Dazu Town Revisited – 2005

In September 2005 we returned to Dazu and discovered the town had changed beyond recognition. These days, Dazu is another example of a Chinese boomtown: new white- tile apartment blocks springing up like mushrooms after an autumn shower, a modern, bustling pedestrian shopping street where the old market area had been and plenty of shiny hotels. The local residents had undergone a transformation too: instead of Mao-suited peasants, there were now hip and fashionably dressed youngsters, wielding mobile phones. The newly refurbished Dazu Hotel was ready to cater to the whims of any fussy and…..

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One Response to “Dazu 1991 & 2005”

  1. Dazu rock carvings is abokut 50km out of chongqing city centre.
    It is easily reached by taxi and bus. as chongqing is a mountanious city it is not advised to try to ride a bicycle here.

    Unlike the rest of China there are no bike lanes in Chongqing.

    Dazu is home to the big sleeping Buddha. It also has several
    long stretches of walls witth many carved images.
    It is colourful and a strong testament to Buddhism culture in China from
    the previous dynasties.
    If you are interested to visit feel free to book a tour with us as we have over 14 years experience guiding people
    from all over the world.

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