Mogao grottos Tours – Dunhuang, Gansu Province, China

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25 km southeast of Dunhunag city, China, Gansu Province, Dunhuang
Hours : 08:30-16:30

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The Mogao Grottos---It is in the southeast of Dunhuang city 25 km.In 1987 it was listed as the world cultural heritage by UNESCO.The first grotto was built 366 AD.Up to now 735 caves still exsit,which is 1700 meters along the cliff from north to south.The murals cover an area of 45,000 square meters, so it got a reputation name, the mural gallery.Among all of grottos along the ancient silk road , it has the longest history over 16oo years ,and it can be best preserved.Especially when the hidden library cave(No.17) was dicovered in 1900. Meanwhile about 50,000 pieces of relics were found ,more and more people get to know this area and it is becoming more famous .

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