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Xiqian Buddha Caves, Dunhuang

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  • another set of temple caves, less visited and less preserved, and still worthwhile visiting if time permits.  more »
  • I been many times to Dunhuang mego Grottoes, it is too touristic for me, but the cave about 100km south of Dunhuang which named Yuling Caves are much more interesting, you can really closely enjoy...  more »
  • There are many caves but only a few that are visited. There is a local guardian who opens each one and stays while we were inside. When leaving it closes and so on.Worth the visit.  more »
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  • It's about 30 minutes by car from the city center. You get a free guide with your ticket. You can see 4 caves. Caves aren't as grand in scale as Mogao because they were for merchants passing by on their way to the west on the Silk Road so they're more utilitarian. For example, there aren't a lot of paintings depicting Buddhist stories and parables, just a ton of Buddhas. We went thr last week of December and were the only two people in the entire site. Also you can see the river. Total time at the site was 45 minutes.
  • overall it is very good, you can get very close to the painting.
  • Will protection inside, and not every cave is open to public for visiting. Visit inside must follow a guide. Ticket is around RMB 30 with guide. The visit time is very peak & short. I was not quite satisfy with the service. Same as Mogao Cave, cannot take photo inside. please be respond.
  • 可以不來 you can bypass this place at all
  • Baidu Encyclopedia Cilchifford Cilchifford is located in the Dunhuang Mogao grottoes (commonly known as Cheonbuldong) the name of the west, about 35 kilometers from the Dunhuang urban area, dug on the cliffs of the Danghe River bank, is an important part of the Dunhuang art, according to the Dunhuang Records of the hidden in Paris, Cilchifford of the excavation time should be earlier than Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes, At the latest, at the same time as the Mogao grottoes. Address Jiuquan Dunhuang opening 08:30 to 17:30 (May to October) 09:00 to 17:00 (November to April) best season 1-2-hour ticket price 40 Yuan famous scenic spot Cilchifford 4th Grotto, Cilchifford 7th Grotto, Cilchifford the 19th cave Chinese name Jiuquan, Gansu Province, Cilchifford Country, China
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