China’s Buddhist temples aren’t consigned only to antiquity.
A very modern grotto
Welcome to the Hezhang Cliff Buddhist Grotto, in Shunchang county, southeast China’s Fujian province.
The grotto is a work in progress: it was started in 2003 and had been steadily expanded over the years, but it’s not done yet.
When it’s completed it’s expected to contain at least 10,000 statues and engravings.
The entire project is funded by donations from the devout, and the grotto’s completed sections are free to visit – including a huge 50-foot-high main hall.