Visited this spot several times, then heard of the annual festival, and now finally visited. Horse riding and Thangka Display are the main issues of the festival, mainly a local festival, with a wonde...
There is so much to see, and the atmosphere is special; we had arranged a private tour (3hrs) after arrival, to the far south west and west to get a better impression of different scenery and sights; ...
We visited between Mid Autumn festival and National days. Very few people visited. No waiting to climb stairs and hang out in those hanging temples. But maybe it was so quite due to the fog and rain o...
First of all, you’d better to get a car to visit this place. There is no public bus connecting the attraction with Zhangye City. You can take a bus to the village near the temple, but you will get dif...
Mati Temple, otherwise called Puguang Temple, is situated in the Sunan Yugu Autonomous County inside the Qilian Mountains and the immense cave temple complex. On the stone divider, there are various Buddhist statues for present thousand years, and there are skyscraper temples and hollows. It is extremely breathtaking and marvelous. There are temples of Chinese Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhist temples here. The style of a similar place is extraordinary and it is exceptionally one of a kind. There are various amazing landmarks, for example, the paintings and Buddha statues in the cloister, which are fantastic.
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Mati Temple was built in the Jin Dynasty, and features a series of grottoes that blend into the cliff face! In total there are 7 small grotto groups that stretch over 30km, and legend has it that this temple was so named because a sacred horse left a footprint in the rock here - which you can also see inside the temple!). Aside from the grottoes, the area itself is super beautiful, with lush greenery surrounding the entire area.
📍Mati Temple, Gansu Province, China
#thousandbuddhatemple was constructed during the Yuan dynasty in 1271-1368. This temple, also carved out of the cliff face and pockmarked with thousands of tiny holes like a Swiss cheese mountain #zhangye #silkroad
#matitemple is temple with legend a winged horse with dragon scales descended from the heavens and left a hoof print on where the temple was established.
The site is mentioned as described as a chiseled-out cave in the process of being enlarged and decorated with Buddha statues in the fifth/ sixth centuries #zhangye #silkroad.
Northwest Travel | Zhangye Horseshoe Temple Caves
Horseshoe Temple is a tourist area that combines the art of grottoes, the scenery of Qilian Mountain and the Yugu people. The entire Horseshoe Temple is very large. If you want to play the entire scenic spot, it is estimated that it will take a day. Because of the time, we only selected a few more famous points. The Horseshoe Temple is not the same as an ordinary temple. It has no majestic treasure hall. There is no Qionglou Yuyu. It only has a labyrinth of caves in the upper and lower layers.
huge cave temple complex, multiple cave statues carved on the stone walls