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Dunhuang East Thousand-Buddha Caves

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Address: Qiaozi Country, Guazhou County 736111, China
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The Dunhuang Western Thousand Buddhas Caves are much smaller in numbers in comparison with the other two Mogao and Yulin but they are worth visiting. They are much closer to... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2015
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

earlier than Mogao Caves also not so crowded but the printing not so beautiful or delicate than Yulin Grotto or mogao. it seem similar with india or middle east style. but behind the cave, the river was beautiful. if got time, ok to visit

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Did this on a silk road tour. Worth the visit but don't expect to see too much - or to be able to take photos of any of the caves...

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Reviewed 10 June 2015

The Dunhuang Western Thousand Buddhas Caves are much smaller in numbers in comparison with the other two Mogao and Yulin but they are worth visiting. They are much closer to Dunhuang so, no need to drive too far to visit them. We got there late in the afternoon and were able to only see a few but we were not... More 

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Not far out of Dunhuang on the way to Yumen Pass in a very sparsely vegetated landscape you will see signage for Thousand Buddha Caves and after turning off the highway a short drive brings you to a deep and broad river gully, where the attraction is located. It doesn't have the majesty and layered historical/emotional dimensions of Mogao Caves... More 

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