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The excavated stone well at Shijing Mountain (石經山) Baycroft, Anne


Shijing Mountain is known not only for its sutra caves, but also for its wells. Two 10 metre deep wells were excavated during the Tany dyansty (618-907) in 853. In order to deal with the issue of water shortages up on the mountain, stone wells were dug as a means to accumulate spring snow melt and rain water. In the cliff behind the stone well there are two 1.2 metre high cliff statues, which depicts the scene of Sakyamuni Buddha sounding the Lotus Sutra (法華經). Photo 2239 depicts one of the wells, with the cliff statues behind. Photo 2243 depicts a closer view of the cliff statues

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