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Caves & Rock Carvings

Buddhist caves were constructed along rock cliff for secluded practice. The caves were constructed with niches containing Buddhist images, turning these caves into Buddhist art galleries.

The Caves and Rock Carvings category is made up of five volumes. There are 1,788 selected entries with 3,062 pictures that illustrate Buddhist caves and rock carvings of historical and artistic values. The first volume contains an overview that details the development of Buddhist caves and rock carvings across the world. The appendices in the last volume list different types of caves, different forms of niches, and the distribution of selected caves and rock carvings.