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Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves

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Address: Shengjin Country, Turpan 838000, China
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Amazing View and History

Loved the view of the Flaming Mountains on the way to the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves. Also amazing were the caves and how they were ruined then preserved--so much history!

Reviewed 5 April 2017
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Quezon City, Philippines
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bezelik caves are one of a number of Buddhist caves in XinJiang. We visited 3. Only a few are open to the public and they are in quite poor condition. Not worth a specific visit but definitely worth going if you're in Turpan. The setting adjacent to the flaming mountains with their multihued rock is lovely and it can... More 

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Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful fresco, some are still intact and beautiful. So interesting to see how old Buddhism make its way to China through Central Asia and this cave represents that. Amazing frescos!

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Quezon City, Philippines
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Loved the view of the Flaming Mountains on the way to the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves. Also amazing were the caves and how they were ruined then preserved--so much history!

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Very interesting caves. Let it be noted that it is not 1000 caves, its caves with 1000 Buddha in them. Many of the caves are closed, although rumor is they will open more later. My only issue with the site is the modern influence. All of the signs made reference to the German explorers who took from the site in... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the Thousand Buddha Caves as part of a 5 day tour of Xinjiang. It was a very nice place to walk around and relax and take some pictures. However, there really wasn't so much to see in the caves and they wee so full of tour groups and guides yelling loudly that our group found it more stressful... More 

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Reviewed 25 December 2016

we visited this sight after Dunhaung,as long as you already been to Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes not very much necessary to visit this sight in Turpan

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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

This place is cool to visit on the back side of the flaming mountain. The sights are amazing and a huge change from the oasis not far away. It gives you a feeling of really being in the desert. The caves are a nice place to visit with their ancient Buddhist drawings. Unfortunately, most of them were defaced and ruined... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

On my archaeological tour of Xinjiang this was a good if not absolutely imperative stop. The take away here was the clear historical relativist implication in the written material that the archaeologists who came in the early 1900's were little more than looters who took out some of the best frescoes only to have them destroyed when the Berlin Museums... More 

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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

After visiting Dunhuang, the inside appear pale, but it puts some perspective to the historical progression. The site is grand in the Fleming mountain.

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Beijing
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

Date of visit: 18/09/2016 Price: 40 yuan There are beautiful remaining paints of Buddhas and the surrounding is beautiful so even if most of the caves were closed when I visited the site I think it worth it because it's not expansive and it's very close to the Flaming mountain site. How to go to Turpan (吐鲁番) from Urumqi (乌鲁木齐):... More 

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