I was really surprised we enjoyed this as much as we did. Definitely do these if you are in the area.
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I had been to two of three famous Buddhist caves in China before. This is 3rd one. It is more colorful than the other two are. Only 6000 people can be allowed to get into 8 caves every day. It's better to book tickets online.
The caves have some stunning old Buddhist art and statues and are worth all the walking up and down stairs to view. They only open so many caves each day. We got our tickets through the Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel for the English tour the...More
We were exploring Dunhuang: caves and dunes.Stuning views, big piece of Silk Road history. We have had great guide - Henry Zhang 张洪利 from Dunhuang China International Travel Service - very knowledgeable and friendly.
The Chinese Govt. have done a terrific job of preserving and presenting these caves. The two movies beforehand are excellent as a lead in to these Buddhist grottoes carved out from the 4th to 14th centuries. The movie presented on an overhead domed screen of...More
Devotional temples carved out of the soft rock with beautifully preserved wall paintings (because of the dry air). Although the site looks crowded, the guides each have a different selection of caves, so that there is always room to view in comfort - note that...More
This is an amazing place to visit It consists of thousands of caves carved into the mountain One has to ride their shuttle bus from the main entrance to the site You need a ticket (which can be bought on line)to get in They only...More
If you are anywhere near Dunhuang then I fully suggest visiting these caves. They are a precious treasure. While thieves and foreign archeologists have pilfered many things, the local authorities have done a great job of preserving the remaining artifacts and ensuring the site is...More