Three Binyang Cave Picture

The whole cave looks natural, graceful and magnificent, exhibiting the worship of religion during the northern dynasties and representing typical imperial artistic charm

Altogether 11 statues were caved in the Middle Binyang Cave, the main statue of Sakyamuni, two disciples, two Buddhas, two Bodhisattvas, and so on.

The front wall from the top to the basement is covered successively with large reliefs of Vimalakirti, Prince sattva jataka, Prince Suddtta jataka, emperor and empress worshipping scene, as well and ten deity kings.

A lotus-flower pool decorates the floor. The center of the cave was engraved a large lotus-flower in full blossom, around with are eight musical apsarases, two attending apsarases, surrounded by various tassel-drapery patterns, thus forming a magnificent lotus-flower canopy. Outside the gate is carved a house-shaped niche on both sides, with a warrior standing inside.

The whole cave looks natural, graceful and magnificent, exhibiting the worship of religion during the northern dynasties and representing typical imperial artistic charm.

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