There is a garden at the longmen grottoes to honor a famous Chinese poet
Wherever we went, Elias was quite popular and many people wanted to take their picture with him.
The site was impressive and each cave was larger and more intricate than the one before.
The mist was very heavy this day and obscured our view, but gave the site an airy and mysterious feel.
Near the big buddha statue, there were other carvings that were just as impressive.
The star of the longmen cave site is this very large Buddha.
The caves at the longmen grottoes are either natural, man made or inbetween.
This pool of water was very hot and the kids got a kick out of putting their hands in it as it was a very cold day.
The hillsides lead down into a river that travels along the Longmen grottoes. The caves are along both banks of the river.
Stairs are cut into the hillsides to allow for easy access to the caves.
The gate welcomes you to the longmen grottoes
An old well - still in use.
another alley way in Longmen
The narrow alley ways of this Ancient town are fascinating.
Stones line the waterway and the banks of the waterway and all the walking places in the area.
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