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Maiji Shan Caves, Tianshui

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Cave Historic Site
Explore Maiji Shan Caves, a World Heritage Site carved high into the sheer cliffs of Meiji Mountain. Construction began in the late Qin dynasty (221-206 BCE), and over the years the caves have evolved along with the prevailing religious paradigms, with most work being achieved by a Buddhist community during the early fifth century. Characterized by its lofty stairways fixed into the side of the dramatic cliff, you'll be afforded spectacular views from the walkways, and have the chance to observe historic and exquisitely carved shrines and decorations. Bear in mind that there are many stairs to navigate here, and you should bring plenty of water and a hat. Those nervous with heights may want to think carefully about visiting the caves. Plan your Maiji Shan Caves visit and explore what else you can see and do in Tianshui using our Tianshui travel itinerary planner.
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  • As far as sui shrines, statues is clay, very good. The cliff dozens of meters high, walking on the road, the fancy. Statue decoration is very beautiful attractions in shock, have a strong impact on Visual, that's something to see. Unfortunately, many are destroyed, such as graffiti.
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  • Maijishan is an absolutely amazing place, with magnificent stone carvings, beautiful frescos. The surroundings are also just beautiful. It is a pity though (but probably necessary) that many of the ca...  more »
  • Not worth his fear of heights before, restrict employment Jian long, when stepped down from the Grotto down time, release is worth Almost 懸 beside the rock, among 階 ladder file, under the foot, left on bold show, if there is a fear of heights or people with poor heart, building Council do not have to go through the entire process. Over the process, see new bad people, and Face-white mark Almost hyperventilating over the Qi, somehow 虧 he please 導 tour accompanied by 導 game reverse down the Hill brought him immediately, save a life.
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