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Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves

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Shengjin Country, Turpan 838000, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This as well as the several other Buddhist exhibitions of their art in the Turpan area are worth the visit even if that is all you saw ..

Thank kidman255068
Reviewed 24 July 2018

On the 17th of May 2018 we made a tour around Turpan (with tahirtour8@yahoo.com) visiting the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Tuyoq Village, Kariz wells, Jiaohe Ancient City and finally the Emin Minaret. 1. We departed by car from our hotel at 9.30 (Beijing time) and...More

Thank MarcelTraveller
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

When we visited this place there are 6 caves that is open to the public. The murals on some of the caves are still there. Majority of this are scratched or deface. Statues are stolen. However, whatever remains, you are still see the colours and...More

Thank EastmeetsWestAB
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Extremely dry weather with few tourists when I was there. Wall pictures were kept there. Nice to imagine the lives of people living there ages ago.

Thank Rosa N
Reviewed 12 June 2018

I had read about this site and it lived up to our expectations. The surroundings are stark and beautiful. There were not many tourists and that added to our enjoyment. The caves,although looted , were wonderful to experience.

Thank mflickermd
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Only some ceiling and wall paintings are still preserved through the centuries of selfish acts of explorers/archeologists, religious soldiers and cultural revolutionalists. No statues are left. Sad but a stark reminder how selfish and intolerant people can be.

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 6 May 2018

If you're in Xinjiang I think this is a must-visit. Yes, most of the finest murals and all of the statues have been removed, but that's part of the history of the place. Still, the remaining murals are still inspirational and help tell a story...More

Thank Richard_7726
Reviewed 26 April 2018

There are caves. Caves that housed thousand of Buddha, but it is only left with empty rooms. Most of the valuable historic statues, artwork, etc. of the religion are not there anymore. Stolen? Sold? It remains a mystery. Emotionally, I have to turn away not...More

Thank petersjsim
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Most if the painting and sculpture were already vanished or destroyed. But, the scenery was nice. There was a huge amount of group tour. The entrance fee is required for 40 RMB. If you plan to go to other place in turpan, you may consider...More

Thank Tonkarn08
Reviewed 13 April 2018

This cave has less tourists than the Magao Cave in Dunhuang so it's definitely worth a visit to compare if you are travelling down the silk road. Most of the paintings have been taken by Western explorers or destroyed when Islam arrived in the region....More

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Response from Janelizabeth56 | Reviewed this property |
We did not notice public buses at Bezeklik though there were many tourist buses. We hired a taxi and driver for two days for 300 yuan per day. He took us to Tuyoq Village and Bezeklik Caves, then Jiaohe ruins, Karez museums... More