Stock Photo - Amitabha. Main wall of Biyangbeidong Cave. . Dating from Zhenguan Era to Yonghui Era of Tang Dynasty (627-655). . The grottoes were started around the year 493 when Emperor Xiaowen of the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534) moved the capital to Luoyang and were continuously built during the 400 years until the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). The scenery measures 1,000 metres (about 1,094 yards) from north to south where there are over 2,300 holes and niches, 2,800 steles, 40 dagobas, 1,300 caves and 100,000 statues.

Stock Photo: Amitabha. Main wall of Biyangbeidong Cave. . Dating from Zhenguan Era to Yonghui Era of Tang Dynasty (627-655). . The grottoes were started around the year 493.

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