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Mogao Grottoes

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Ranked #1 in Dunhuang Important Religious Institutions
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural SiteGrotto
Open Open from 7:30am-6:00pm
Recommended sightseeing time:3-4 hours
Address:25 km southeast of Dunhuang City, Jiuquan City, on the cliffs on the west bank of the Songshan Mountains
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The Mogao Grottoes have beautiful caves and a lot of background history. You can pay extra for an English tour guide - it is worth it. The “Magao Grottoes” ice creams are so yummy (you can find them close at the exit). #Gansu#MagaoGrottoes

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Introduction

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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Available Amenities

󰄪Device charging
󰄢Luggage storage
󰄩Shuttle bus
󰄦Audio guide rental
󰄝Stroller rental
󰄨Smoking area
󰄧Baby room
󰄫Barrier-free access
󰄜ATM
󰄤Restaurant
󰄮Vending machine
󰄰Convenience store
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