Guizhou Province, located in southwest China, boasts numerous mountains and valleys. Over the sweep of history, local people have created many calligraphic and painting works on cliffs and rocks, leaving much information about the culture and traditions of the ancient society.
Cliff Painting in Guanling Niujiaojin
Cliff paintings of Guizhou are mostly distributed along Chishui River in north Guizhou. In ancient times, salt that Guizhou people fed on were all imported from the neighboring province of Sichuan and Chishui River was the most convenient waterway to transport it. In order to pray for safety, Buddhist figures were carved on cliffs along the river. Buddhist statues also appear on cliff rocks of other parts of the province, which were created against natural shapes of rocks.
An image of deer in the rock paiting of Huamaya Cliff