Mogao Caves

The management of Mogao Caves is still very good. Buy tickets generally in the official website one month in advance, then you can see 8 caves! If you don’t buy the ticket from the official website, you can buy an emergency ticket in Dunhuang one day in advance to see 4 caves! To tell the truth, the cave is very shocking, it is the intangible cultural heritage of the Chinese nation, but it is too little caves that allow to be viewd, only to show you a few representatives! You need to go to the museums and art galleries inside to learn more about the history and greatness of the Mogao Caves! No photos are allowed inside, and visitors are queued for half an hour for viewing a very short time during the peak season.

Inside the grotto it is a statue of Maitreya, which is the world’s largest indoor cross-legged sitting statue, so people call it the “Big Buddha Temple.” This statue has many feminine characteristics, which is similar to the giant Buddha of Lucerne, which shows the king’s character in the Longmen Grottoes of the same era!

The shape of the top of the cave changed with the dynasty. Before the Sui Dynasty, the figure was covered with human figures. The algae appeared in the Tang Dynasty, giving people lofty and profound sense. The algae well in the Xixia Cave also revealed to us the matriarchal social style of the Femdom. The pattern of Mogao Caves has become the favorite of scarves design, even the women who pursue the Hermes brand are convinced! The most moving part of the mural is undoubtedly the image of the flying Apsaras. Most of them are naked for upper body, and showed plump chest, long waist and curve body lines; some play flute, some hold lotus, some dress clothes, and it can be said that the sky is flying and full of wind!

The current visit process of Mogao Caves is to go to the Digital Display Center first and then take the bus into the cave area. From the city to the digital display center, you can take the green bus diagonally opposite the Silk Road Yiyuan Hotel. When you come back, you can take the bus back to the digital center from the cave area and return by taking the green bus.

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