Interesting and beautiful. But book tickets in advance, especially if traveling during any Chinese holiday period. The museum there is worth a visit.
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The historic site is so impressive. The tour was well-organised, clear and our guide was very professional and friendly. Definitely a must-visit sight in China. I was impressed by how much the government is doing to preserve this site. Side note: We went to Dunhuang...More
Hugely impressive Buddhist cave complex with breaktaking images. Very well organised in the way of the PRC, a couple of super movies to watch before visiting the caves which made up a little for the fact that no photography is allowed. Needs at least half...More
I flew from Kuala Lumpur via Airasia to Xian, took a train to Lanzhou, spent a night at Lanzhou and from Lanzhou took another night train to Dunhuang. I spent 2 nights in Dunhuang. The first attraction I visited was this Mogao Caves which was...More
Not only a highlight of Dunhuang but one of the highlights of all western China. The caves are amazing especially the couple of really big and ornate ones. They have a great new visitor center that shows two different films to start your tour. One...More
An amazing spot that must be visited when anywhere near Dunhuang. You only visit a few of the many caves. Each is unique and provide eye-popping rock painting, sculptures and insights into Buddhism. There is also a great museum nearby.
We spent one morning at the Mogao Caves. First at the visitors' center to watch 2 short films about the history of the caves. Then we rode the usual hop on hop off bus to the actual caves. We waited a bit to to form...More
From the numerous reviews on Tripadvisor about capacity control, I became very concerned about getting a ticket for the English tour before I get to Dunhuang. My excellent tour guide/travel agency: Dunhuang Travel Guide firstname.lastname@example.org, purchased a ticket for me on good faith. The two...More
Caves are well preserved. Crowds excessive, however tourists are moved quite efficiently. Shuttle from visitor center to the caves. It is a shame that photographs (without flash) are not allowed. told it was because of the fear it would slow movement of tourists.
The building of the Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes or Caves (aka, Thousand Buddha Grottoes) commenced in 366 AD (pre-Qin), with continuing building and expansion taking place for the next 1,000 years. After the more than 1,000 years (and ten dynasties) of excavation, there are now more...More