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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. 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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  • 不得不佩服古人的智慧与虔诚,现在走在崖壁参观我都两腿发抖,不敢想象当年是如何开凿的,不过大部分石窟都已经上锁,门前90,作为旅游景区 其实性价比真的一般。  more »
  • MaiJiShan Grottoes is one of the most famous Buddhist heritage in China, Many visitors are impressed by this site. But the way to get into MaiJiShan is usually time-consuming, It is located to West of...  more »
  • We visited Maiji Shan Caves with a day trip out of Lanzhou heading east toward Xian. About a three and a half hour drive. Athough you can decide to stay in one of the many small inns locally. Found qu...  more »