is a Buddhist site located in Dazu County 大足县, near Chongqing 重庆 – a half-mile long cliff face carved with over 6000 sculptures among which are intermingled both sacred and secular texts.

Interactive Tour

See detailed images from over 250 locations within Great Buddha Bend with transcription and translation of secular as well as sacred texts provided.

Use in the Classroom

Access supplemental materials that provide transcription and translation of sacred Buddhist texts and discuss the interplay between these and the carved images.

Use On Site

Materials are mobile friendly for use on site; follow a path through Baodingshan with these image galleries and descriptions of the carvings.


Download and access English language scholarly works on Baodingshan.