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Zhangjiajie Yuhuang Cave

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Yuhuang Cave is located in Makong Mountain, West of Zhangjiajie downtown. It is 8 kilometers away from the downtown. Yuhuang Cave is main culture relic protection site in Hunan province and is another scenic spot in Zhangjiajie city. Generally, Yuhuang Cave is famous for the Jade Emperor chiseled in this cave. This cave is 10 meters high.

Yuhuang Cave is just one of nine caves there. Others are Fengquan Cave, Yujin Cave, Haobi Cave, Mochi Cave, Hulong Cave, Xiongshi Cave, Kongsheng Cave and Yinguo Cave. These nine caves almost enjoy equal reputation. As for the reason why set Yuhuang as their name overall, one is for the Jade Emperor who has the highest status among all Buddhaholy, the other is for Yuhuang Cave is the highest when judging from their location.

Yuhuang Cave is preserved the most intactly in all ellora caves in Hunan province. Tens of various human beings and animals are chiseled in the grotto, including supernal, world and nether world. This cave was shaped in about AD1807.

Translated by Becky


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