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Northern Xiangtangshan

Northern Xiangtangshan, located near the village of Hecun in the Fengfeng Mining District, is of monumental scale and consists of three main cave temples halfway up Drum Mountain (Gushan). This online feature explores two of the three. The North Cave is the oldest and largest cave. The South Cave is the basis of the Digital Cave—a virtual reconstruction of this damaged Buddhist temple—displayed in Echoes of the Past.

view of a sculpture on the central pillar in the North cave at northern Xiangtangshan

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