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Maiji Shan Caves, Tianshui

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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. Using our world travel planner, Tianshui attractions like Maiji Shan Caves can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • September 18, 2017
    This is the grottoes were added to the world heritage sites as the silk road-related. China three grottoes, Mogao Caves so think that seeing is not. Bus No 34 from Tin Shui Station (5 original) in the Middle tourist stop-off is available within easy reach, so it. Good ride motorized carts go near the cave entrance is from 15 original, not attractions on the road.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Maiji Shan caves have been excavated on a big rock, 150 meters high, standing on a wooded and mountainous area. Hundreds of caves, hosting one or more statues each, have been worked on the vertical wa...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    Grotto Mountain Construction, so highly into individual floor coating, each coating has a management staff, this finish 較 remote, because Vandalism 較 fewer people, but lots of caves by the quake in the future urge Hui. Many caves include does not open on only few iron hex Web views, some high-finish 觸 less or finish the 較 deep caves have a Fence is not afraid of being Vandalism games guests entering into stone didn't cover Dang, without special electronic drum according to see, view has a beautiful natural light. This cave in the cliff 懸 Cliff is quite distinctive, and don't come back to view after the seven-hour car. And bought Mai equivalent of grottoes in Tulsa-book you should pay attention to, the original not Mai Mai Mai equivalent of mountain area in the future equivalent of grottoes in Tulsa-book, to view area of Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang has bought.
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