The big Buddha in this scenic spot is under repair (it will take 2-3 years). There are only a few caves with incomplete statues. The other caves full of mountains are all empty. The most famous Xiangguo Temple is also empty. . The most important thing is that the stairs for climbing the mountain are steep, except for the young, old, and weak. It took a lot of effort to climb a mountain, and all the caves were empty, and none of them had statues. In short, I can't see 10 statues even if I climb a day in the mountains. Even if I see them, they are incomplete, almost incomplete, and there is no artistry. All the caves are sealed with a dense net, and you can't see anything if you look bad. Be careful!
It is currently recommended not to go, because the Buddha is undergoing maintenance and did not take a fancy to it. The scenic staff said that it will take about three years for maintenance, which is a bit regretful. The museum is good, and the scenic scenery is also good.
Xumishan Grottoes, located about 60 kilometers northwest of Guyuan City, was an important pass in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and an important pass on the Silk Road. Particularly spectacular and pleasant scenery, suitable for play. After turning on May 1st, I drove off the highway and stayed in the hotel at night to the Vienna Hotel. There was a bath next to me, take a shower, beautiful, sleep for one night, and go straight home the next day. A very happy visit, the hotel I stayed in was also great!
Xumishan Grottoes is one of the ten largest grottoes in China. The biggest Buddha here is very shocking. It is a pity that the biggest Buddha was under repair when we came. It is a pity that we can't see its true appearance! Other large and small grottoes are distributed on the mountain next to the Big Buddha, so you need to climb up and visit by yourself! However, because they were all locked, only cave 62 was opened. To be honest, apart from the biggest Buddha, the other small caves and Yungang, Longmen are really incomparable, the damage is more serious, and there is basically nothing to see! But the scenery after climbing to the top is still very beautiful! And the Mount Sumeru Museum here is still good, you can get a good understanding of the grotto culture!
The main attractions of the scenic spot: The Big Buddha and Xiangguo Temple caves are under repair and not open! I bought a ticket and went in but I couldn't see anything! What a pity! However, the service attitude of the staff in the scenic area is still very good and very dedicated! I asked the staff of the scenic spot to repair the project. It takes a year. I went in September 2020, so I hope that if you see something in the Xumishan Grottoes, you can go there after a good time!
Xumishan Grottoes take a yellow bus from Guyuan to 7 yuan per person to Sanying and then transfer to the scenic spot. Tickets are free for 60-year-olds, and 20 yuan for a battery car. It's a pity that the Buddha is undergoing repairs, and only a few caves can be seen, which are also covered with iron nets. Looking through the nets, most of them are weathered away. The stone ladder going up is very steep and it takes a lot of effort to climb up... Looking down from the top, the Danxia landform is still beautiful and the scenery is good...
"Ningxia Dunhuang" Xumishan Grottoes, one of China's top ten grottoes, and the largest group of grottoes in Ningxia, enjoys the reputation of "the first grotto in the north of the east section of the Silk Road". One of the earliest grottoes excavated in my country was built in the Northern Wei Dynasty. The Western Wei, Northern Zhou, Sui, Tang, Song, Ming and other dynasties continued to build and repair. For a long time, it was the first and largest Buddhist temple site on the westward road in Chang'an. It has a history of more than 1500 years. There are 162 large and small grottoes and more than 1,000 statues, scattered on 8 mountain peaks that stretch for 2 kilometers. Xumi Mountain is surrounded by typical Danxia landforms. While admiring the grotto sculptures, you can also enjoy the unique Danxia landscape. The fifth cave was excavated during the Wu Zetian period of Tang Dynasty (624-705), commonly known as the "Great Buddha Tower". A Maitreya seated Buddha with a height of 20.6 meters is magnificent and magnificent. It is ahead of the nineteenth largest seated Buddha in the Yungang Grottoes and the Longmen Grottoes. The Buddha in the temple is still high, and it is one of the largest grotto statues in the country. When you come to the foot of the Buddha, you can see its dignified and kind demeanor, plump face, and superb carving. In terms of the artistic characteristics of its statues, the statues of the Xumishan Giant Buddha are very similar to those of the Lusanna Buddha of Fengxian Temple, Longmen, and share the common characteristics of femininity. This is naturally related to Wu Zetian and reflects the background and aesthetic fashion of the statue art at that time.