As one of the four grottoes in China, maijishan grottoes is not only a world cultural heritage, but also known as the Oriental sculpture art exhibition hall. Maijishan grottoes are a must-see stop on a journey to gansu. Although the mogao grottoes in dunhuang are more famous in terms of tourism, maijishan grottoes are more complete, located in the ancient tianshui river with 8,000 years of Chinese civilization.
Maiji mountain as mountains like ricks named, towering above the forest sea, very eye-catching, there is an ancient ruiying temple. Maijishan grottoes are very old, the current authority is built in the late qin dynasty, xing in the northern wei dynasty, the grottoes clay murals are also mainly in the northern wei dynasty, there are 221 caves, 10632 clay sculpture stone carving, more than 1300 square meters of murals.
This is my second visit to maiji mountain grottoes, a long winter snow, a summer light years. When you visit the old place again, you not only gain new things but also make new discoveries. Standing at the foot of the mountain, between the cliff road in addition to tourists, the most eye-catching is the three Buddha. It can be seen that maijishan grottoes are dominated by religion, art and architecture.
Chinese people are full of reverence for Buddhism. It has been about 1,900 years since it was introduced into China from India. Buddhism, since the eastern han dynasty period, has been spread since The Three Kingdoms. Maijishan grottoes can bring us a lot about the history and culture of Buddhism in wei and jin dynasties, including the aesthetics, economy and civilization of the society at that time.
Because of the influence of buddhist culture, both ancient and modern people are full of awe for this foreign religion, burning incense and worshiping Buddha have been popular since ancient times. However, with the development of The Times, new civilizations are constantly derived, but also some bad phenomena, even can be said to be “evil customs”. That is, regardless of the occasion to throw COINS at will, for peace and wish to achieve.
The picture shows maijishan grottoes expressly for the protection of cultural relics, tourists are prohibited from throwing COINS. However, this does not reduce the Chinese people’s “exchange” psychology, can not lose a coin then to throw paper money, the same to achieve the effect of blessing and safety.
In all grottoes open to tourists in the scenic area (open doors and Windows, no iron fence), there will be a lot of paper money on the ground of the grottoes, basically one yuan, five yuan, and five yuan. Since the grottoes are not monasteries, tourists are not allowed to burn incense and worship buddhas, so throwing money at them is a good way to get what you want.
In order not to “hurt” the tourists’ psychology, the reminder board only said “no COINS”, but did not say that money is not allowed to be thrown, so the COINS were changed to notes and a “harmonious consensus” was reached between the two sides. However, some people think that throwing paper money will also affect cultural relics, because people need to clean them up.
At that time, some tourists saw this phenomenon and suggested that the scenic spot should get a qr code. Tourists who wanted to throw money could pay by scanning the code, which would neither damage the cultural relics nor affect the beauty of the grottoes. But I personally think that even if you get the qr code, people who want to throw money will still throw money, as long as you don’t throw COINS. After all, throwing a coin is so destructive. The picture shows that there are also people who throw red envelopes.
In addition to the many banknotes found under the clay statues in the grottoes, tourists also put money into the caves, including some recesses in the cliffs.
Some clay sculptures and stone carvings can not be fenced off, everything can only rely on the tourists consciousness. However, those who throw money will still throw money. What do you think of this phenomenon? Maijishan grottoes are the most complete grottoes among the four grottoes in China. I hope that when you visit them, you can strictly control your behavior, be a civilized tourist and protect our Chinese heritage.
It is worth mentioning that maijishan grottoes since the establishment of about sixteen states in the post-qin period, has been more than 1,600 years, except for the earthquake, the central cliff collapse, the grottoes are almost no thieves. Perhaps because of the hidden location of the grottoes, and hanging on the cliff, we see such a beautiful Chinese civilization today, as Chinese descendants, each of us have the responsibility to protect it.