Mogao Caves (Dunhuang Caves)

Dunhuang, China

Being located on a very important point along the Silk Road, only 25 km away from city of Dunhuang, Mogao Caves (Dunhuang Caves) became a trade, spiritual and cultural center of that time. Remnants of the past glory are visible today as well. Murals, statues and paintings of the Dunhuang Caves represent the very best examples of the Buddhist art. Dating back to 366 CE, the caves are rather well-preserved. Today, there are 492 caves with more than 2 thousand sculptures. The caves site is well connected with Dunhuang by bus, mini-bus or taxi service. A quality tour lasts between three and five hours.

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