This is the highlight of our Dunhuang trip. It is a World Cultural Site as well as UNESCO Global Geopark and trust me, it’s well worth a visit. If you are driving, then be sure to navigate to the Ti...
The two films about Dunhuang and the caves were interesting and good quality. The caves, however, were disappointing. The facade of the caves was surprising as it is covered in cement and aluminum doo...
The Mogao Grottoes (Caves) is one of the must see places while traveling around Dunhuang China because of its historic and religious significance from centuries old civilizations. The Mogao Caves vis...
These man made caves and grottoes are situated along the ancient Silk Road. Access is strictly controlled so any caves that you particularly want to see must be arranged in advance. Otherwise you will...
The ticket is expensive. We were led to 2 rooms to view movies about the history of the caves, then got up the bus to the site. The guide waited where we queued and gave us the earphones. When guests ...
If the stars witness the vast universe growth, then the Mogao Grottoes are a great miracle that records the long history of Chinese history, and it is also a witness of human spiritual civilization. Located in Dunhuang, at the western end of the Hexi Corridor in China, Mogao Grottoes is the world's largest and most content-rich Buddhist art sanctuary. The Mogao Grottoes and the Yungang Grottoes in Datong, Shanxi, the Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang, Henan, and the Maijishan Grottoes in Tianshui, Gansu are also known as the Four Great Grottoes in China. In 1987, Mogao Grottoes was listed as a World Cultural Heritage. It is the largest and most abundant Buddhist art place in the world.
Mogao Grottoes | The priceless treasure full of tragic
The history of the modern Mogao Grottoes begins with Wang Daoshi and Stein. This is a history that anyone will be angry, helpless and regretful after listening.
At the end of the Qing Dynasty, when the Qing government was busy dealing with foreign frequent incursions, in a small place in Dunhuang, Gansu, Mogao Grottoes were quietly discovered by a Taoist.
If this matter is placed today, the discoverer will receive a high honor. However, when the situation was turbulent, Wang Daoshi, who wanted to invite merits, did not receive attention, which led to a series of subsequent events.
Because of poverty, Wang Daoshi sold the treasures of the car found in Mogao Grottoes to the foreigners who came here, and the most sad thing was that American Werner used a rude means to make large murals. Sticking away with tape, this makes the precious murals permanently devastated.
And the money that these foreigners paid to Wang Daoshi is really a lot compared to the precious scripture murals.
Mogao Grottoes in my heart, has always been a place full of sadness, although I can not fully understand its true value, but this is the history of the bloody art and cultural treasures being plundered, no matter who Its been a long time since I couldnt let it go.
1. Tickets: 238 full-price tickets, must be booked online in advance, it is recommended that friends planning to go to Mogao Grotto must make an appointment online to buy tickets in advance. The Mogao Grottoes are limited to 6,000 people per day.
2. Visiting process: Arrive at the time of the appointment on the ticket and exchange your ID card. After changing the ticket, the movie will be watched in two digital halls. After watching the film, there will be a scenic bus directly to the cave area. When you queue up to enter the cave area, it will be divided into several groups. Each group will be accompanied by a lecturer, and the staff will have a headset to explain.
3. Each group can visit 12 caves in the off-season. In the high season, you can visit 8 caves, which will contain 2-3 more important caves.
4. The Dunhuang Grotto Art Protection Research and Exhibition Center has a replica of the grotto.
5. Photographs are not allowed in the grottoes. Be sure to pay attention.
6. The most worthwhile points in the Mogao Grottoes: three floors, nine floors, and Tibetan Classics.
7. In addition to visiting the caves, the Mogao Grottoes are also a good location for shooting Hanfu.
The Mogao Grottoes, which are among the four major grottoes in China, are undoubtedly the most dazzling pearl on the Hexi Corridor. Visiting the Mogao Grottoes brought me the shocking words that I can't describe one or two. I always think that Mogao Grottoes is the place I will definitely visit again. Here are some tips for Mogao Grottoes
Mogao Grottoes implement the online real-name booking system, visitors can advance 30 Days are purchased on the official website of the Mogao Grottoes. If you are going during the summer vacation, you must make an appointment in advance! In case there is no ticket, Mogao Grottoes will have a contingency plan, and everyone can also grab the emergency ticket. If you don't even grab the emergency ticket, you can consider going to the sister cave of Mogao Grottoes - Yulin Grottoes. If you are traveling in the off-season, you don't have to buy tickets in advance for so many days. Because there are fewer tourists, it is perfectly fine to choose to purchase tickets on site, but you can only use cash at the moment.
Mogao Grottoes is divided into two parts: the Digital Display Center and the Entrepreneur Cave. The Dunhuang Railway Station is very close to the Digital Display Center, which is less than two kilometers. There is a scenic bus between the center and the solid cave. In the Digital Display Center, there are 12 bus lines to Dunhuang City, and the terminal station is Shazhou Night Market.
Mogao Grottoes Digital Display Center has free luggage storage. If you have a train, take your luggage and go directly to the Mogao Grottoes. You can go here. Store your luggage and visit again.
Mogao Grottoes - If you are yearning for or curious about it, please go ahead.
Dunhuang has the magic of nature, and there are also artistic treasures that condense human wisdom. The Mogao Grottoes are the latter.
The Mogao Grottoes, which were gradually built over ten dynasties, have suffered more than one catastrophe. Natural disasters and man-made disasters have caused todays Mogao Grottoes to be devastated.
But the beauty of Mogao Grottoes is still beyond doubt. More than seven hundred caves, hand-painted thousand Buddha statues. There are no similar algae wells in the murals of Buddha statues covered with gold foil. The pigments polished by natural gemstones are still vivid today...
Mogao Grottoes tickets are reserved: Visitors need to book online in advance and arrive at the scenic spot to collect tickets. In the peak season, only 6,000 tickets are issued every day, so everyone must prepare early. The
ticket includes the explanation fee. One guide will lead a team (about 20 people), visit 8 caves in the peak season, and visit 12 in the off-season. The lecturers at Mogao Grottoes are very good, and the explanations are lively and detailed. Everyone should listen carefully.
The Mogao Caves, also called Caves of the Thousand Buddhas, is located in the southeast of Dunhuang city. The Mogao Caves scenic area consists of the Mogao Caves Digital Center and the Mogao Caves. The Mogao Caves Digital Center shows short films about the caves. After thousands of years of carving, the caves have a large number of murals, cultural relics, and etc. It's a world-famous Buddhist art destination. The artistic characteristics of the caves are mainly reflected in the ingenious combination of architecture, statues and Dunhuang murals, and the artistic styles of many dynasties are vividly and harmoniously presented.
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Attractions Near Mogao Grottoes
Dunhuangshiku Art Museum
Nine Floors of Dunhuang
Dunhuang Grotto Art Protection,Examination and Exhibition Center