Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes Reopens after Largest Renovation

23/09/2014
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From Sept.10, 2014, the largest-ever preservation project at Dunhuang’s Mogao Grottoes, a collection of ancient Buddhist cave artworks, has been completed with the official opening of an affiliated visitor center.

Mogao Grottoes

Mogao Grottoes

Since late 2008, a series of preservation efforts have taken place at the Mogao Grottoes, including cave consolidations, redesigned tourist footways, security and sandstorm-protective facilities, as well as the newly-opened visitor center, which shows digital images of the caves.

The Visitors Center of Mogao Grottoes

The Visitors Center of Mogao Grottoes

Until to Sept.10, 2014, all preservation project have been completed. Now, visitors can visit all opening areas.

Mogao Grottoes, also known as the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas, form a system of 492 temples and caves on a 1700-meter-long cliff, southeast of the Dunhuang downtown. The caves were made as early as 1600 years ago.

It was an oasis strategically located at a religious and cultural crossroads on the Silk Road. In 1987, It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Now, it is a popular tourist site in China.

Mogao Grottoes

Mogao Grottoes

Mogao Grottoes

Mogao Grottoes