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Maiji Shan Caves

Maijishan Mountain Scenic Resort, Maiji District, Tianshui 741000, China
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A Buddhist version of heaven on earth

Regardless of your religious persuasion, or lack thereof, a trip to Maijishan is a moving... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alex N
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Richmond
Well preserved Buddha statues

Maijishan Grottoes is one of the 4 most famous Grottoes in China. The mountain looks otherworldly... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
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Hong Kong, China
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Maijishan Mountain Scenic Resort, Maiji District, Tianshui 741000, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Regardless of your religious persuasion, or lack thereof, a trip to Maijishan is a moving experience. A Buddhist grotto carved into a massive mountain sheer magnitude is inspiring. The remoteness is staggering especially when you think about it in the context of the 7th century...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Maijishan Grottoes is one of the 4 most famous Grottoes in China. The mountain looks otherworldly and the clay Buddha statues are very well preserved. Definetely worth the train ride to Tiansjui.

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

This is an amazing place. It was very crowded when we visited (on a national holiday) but the crowds didn't matter - it was fabulous. But I was sceptical I could climb up to the grottoes as they looked so high and the paths so...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

This rocky outcrop has 2 large clusters of buddha figures, a high level section of about 4 large caves and a covered walkway with several large buddha niches, plus innumerable smaller niches. it's about 40 minutes drive from the stations at Tianshui. A shuttlebus is...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

It was originally planned as a side trip from our Xian visit. It was well worth time time and effort to get there. There is a shuttle that takes you part of the way. Then you walk up this fairly steep hill before seeing the...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Maijishan Grotto (麦积山石窟) in Tianshui, Gansu Province, northwest China, is one of the top four ancient grottos in China. Visitors will have the opportunities to appreciate a series of 194 caves cut in the side of a hill, with over 7,200 Buddhist sculptures and over...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

I saw most of the grottoes along the silk road in China - but this was the most dramatic and spectacular. Bingling was second, Magao third. Bezeklik - sad. Maiji Shan is a set of incredible sculptures carved into a red cliff on the Silk...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Maiji Shan caves have been excavated on a big rock, 150 meters high, standing on a wooded and mountainous area. Hundreds of caves, hosting one or more statues each, have been worked on the vertical walls of that big rock, with some hanging passages to...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Maijishan is an absolutely amazing place, with magnificent stone carvings, beautiful frescos. The surroundings are also just beautiful. It is a pity though (but probably necessary) that many of the caves have metal screens for protection. You see through, but some details are lost. The...More

Thank Edith B
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

Hey... I AM afraid of heights and it took me a while to gather up the courage to descend the many steps of the shrine. Going UP was not too hard: Just one step ahead of the other. But going down was much more tough!...More

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