Dazu County is located in the southeast of Sichuan province-China (163 kilometres away from Chongqing). "Dazu" here means "harvest and abundance (Dafeng, Dazu)".
There are more than 50,000 Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian rock carvings and 100,000 characters of inscriptions dotted around Dazu. The carvings not only include the statues of Buddha and Bodhisattva but also include that of monarchs, ministers, military officers, high and low-ranking officials, jailers, executioners, monks, rich and poor people, and folk art performers. The earliest grotto was carved in the early Tang Dynasty and most of them have a history over 1000 years.
In 1999, UNESCO listed Dazu Stone Carvings as a world cultural heritage site. Many carvings at the site tell Buddhist doctrines through the lives of ordinary people. This photo shows a man being thrown into a hot oil pot in the hell after he dies as a panalty for many bad things he has done during his life.