Travel outside the popular spots like Beijing and Shanghai, and instead visit the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing to see the Dazu Rock Carvings, a collection of religious sculptures dating back as far as the seventh century and incorporating Buddhist, Confucian and Taoist influences. The monument complex is made up of 75 protected sites with about 50,000 statues, some of which are rock-cut cave shrines while others are reliefs carved into rock faces.