Trip Planner:   Asia  /  China  /  Gansu  /  Tianshui  /  Historic Sites  /  Maiji Shan Caves

Maiji Shan Caves, Tianshui

(95+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Tianshui itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Tianshui

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Gansu by other users

55 days in China & Tokyo BY A USER FROM DENMARK February, culture, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in China BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in China BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 21 days in China BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Lanzhou BY A USER FROM HONG KONG May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 33 days in China BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in China BY A USER FROM INDONESIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in China BY A USER FROM SERBIA June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Dunhuang BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Jiayuguan BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Xiahe County BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Lanzhou BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • While on a fellowship we visited the Maijishan Grottoes, these are incredible, it is very high, there is one way system and there are only a few exits for those not keen on heights, I ended up using o...  more »
  • 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 »