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Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves

Shengjin Country, Turpan 838000, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much to see because the Buddhas have all been taken away decades ago, but the place itself is interesting due to its stone desert contrasting with green trees and blue skies. All of Turpan can be done in two days with a driver, and...More

Thank Christo02
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With most of the art taken away, these caves serve only as a reminder of the fortitude of the Buddhist artists who lived in them. The caves are worth seeing but are somewhat of a disappointment with all the art either taken out or disfigured.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short drive from Turpan is the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, actually a thousand Buddhas in caves not a thousand caves but really interesting to see. Nice to see how well they are preserving it now and some day you may be able to see...More

Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Of course, these are not the most beautiful caves of China. Especially if you compare with Mogao caves. These ones are smaller, and very much damaged. But if think it is worth to see if you are in the region. It is a way to...More

Thank ValerieM7651
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The Bezelik caves are one of a number of Buddhist caves in XinJiang. We visited 3. Only a few are open to the public and they are in quite poor condition. Not worth a specific visit but definitely worth going if you're in Turpan. The...More

Thank 415katew
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful fresco, some are still intact and beautiful. So interesting to see how old Buddhism make its way to China through Central Asia and this cave represents that. Amazing frescos!

Thank xally85
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Loved the view of the Flaming Mountains on the way to the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves. Also amazing were the caves and how they were ruined then preserved--so much history!

Thank Ida C
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Very interesting caves. Let it be noted that it is not 1000 caves, its caves with 1000 Buddha in them. Many of the caves are closed, although rumor is they will open more later. My only issue with the site is the modern influence. All...More

Thank jouellet23
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the Thousand Buddha Caves as part of a 5 day tour of Xinjiang. It was a very nice place to walk around and relax and take some pictures. However, there really wasn't so much to see in the caves and they wee so...More

Thank jtaylor946
Reviewed 25 December 2016

we visited this sight after Dunhaung,as long as you already been to Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes not very much necessary to visit this sight in Turpan

Thank Joseph_Martin111
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