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Dunhuang Grotto Art Protection,Examination and Exhibition Center

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4 Aug 2015
“Tibetan statues in Dunhuang Exhibition Center”
16 Sep 2014
“Clear illustration of importance of site”
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East Bank of Daquan River, Dunhuang 736200, China
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Reviewed 5 August 2015

Tibetan statues are the real masterpieces of art. Great and unexpected experience. The most striking fact is that statues are real. Rest of items and pictures in the Center are copies.

2  Thank OlegButenko1974
Reviewed 17 September 2014

The museum and other sections of the complex illustrate the amazing history and cultural and religuous significance of the grotto. Not just are the known images highlighted and explained but the day to day life of the monks is also illustrated.

1  Thank Hurls298
Reviewed 19 May 2014

If you didn't have enough time inside the caves, this small museum-like exhibition center is a chance to make it up! There are replicas of the Buddha figures, paintings and models showing the art process of a figure. It is a great approach to learn...More

2  Thank PeggieFearless
Reviewed 26 October 2013

This centre gives a great insight into how the Mogao cave paintings were made, and how easily they can be damaged by oxidation. If you visit the caves, you should come here too.

Thank Stickman1
Reviewed 1 September 2013

Next to the caves, in a modern exhibition hall, this Center provides all you need to know on the Grottoes. Comprehensive and clear explanations, most of them bilingual in Chinese + English. Well worth spending at least 1h at.

1  Thank FrenchTraveller001
Reviewed 21 May 2013

A great deal of the museum deals with the preservation process over the years. There is also some information about the techniques used to build these caves including how they made color pigments. Quite good and you are out of the sun for a while.

Thank Jean-Pierre D
Reviewed 11 May 2013

Even if you have good books on the caves, this center is a treasure of information, with models, demonstrations and replicas. it is air-conditioned and comfortable. Photos are allowed. It has free hot and cold drinking water available and clean, western restrooms. Allow time before...More

Thank Shojin
Reviewed 2 May 2013

This is a fabulous building sensitively designed in its desert setting and the displays which cover the history of the Mogao Caves are extensive and really well done. You can really increase your knowledge here, its cool and spacious and the lighting is good and...More

Thank Mary-53-2004
Reviewed 6 November 2012

This has to be the star of the silk road journey. We travelled as a group of 14 and we agreed that this was the highlight of the journey. Unbelievable sights, the many caves, the thousands of paintings, the discovery, the restoration, the preservation, the...More

Thank merc8989
Reviewed 5 October 2012

The english tours of the caves are 10, 12 , 14 if you arrive at the wrong time do this first but even so it's well worth going after the caves as it has lots of interesting information and exibits. You will need at least...More

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