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Mogao Caves

West of Hexi Zoulang, Dunhuang 736200, China
+86 937 886 9060
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Located in the Gobi desert, the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas feature beautiful wall fresco paintings and more than 3,000 sculptures dating from the forth to the fourteenth century.
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West of Hexi Zoulang, Dunhuang 736200, China
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Mogao Caves are considered one of the most important cultural sites in China and received their UNESCO world heritage status with the first batch of Chinese sites in 1986. The monument site is managed like most Chinese attractions these days, you arrive at a...More

Thank Christian E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mogao Grottoes Digital Exhibition Center The modern Digital Exhibition Centre is where the tourists gather before visiting the caves. The visitors are shown two movies in the Centre. While waiting for the movies to start I wandered around the place which had a nice gift...More

Thank sen1947
Reviewed 1 week ago

My mom and I went on holidays to West China (Xi'an, Zhangye, and Dunhuang). In Dunhuang, we went to all the major tourist areas: Crescent Lake and Mingshashan Mountain, Mogao Grotto, the landforms, Han Great Wall, Yumen Pass, and Yangguan old city. I can see...More

Thank Van K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great history and efficient visiting experience with good English-speaking guides. Loved it!!! Make sure to take some free time before exiting and go back to see the caves the tour did not cover, as more caves are open and tours are only allowed to show...More

Thank TOsunnyfirst
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit dry after a while. I understand Mandarin but chose to join the English tour coz less people per group, tix also slightly more expensive coz need to cover translation fee.

Thank Ripple S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We prebooked our tickets through our hotel and picked up on site without a problem (hotel gave us a code and we showed our passports with code at pickup window). Arrive about an hour early to pickup tickets. Staff were helpful at the welcome center...More

1  Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

from the beginning movies to the last cave..a well organized experience. we had free earphones in english. an a free guide...all included in the hefty 220 yuan fee. but well worth it. took over 3 hours but enjoyable. thr clay an wood buddha figures striking....More

Thank bamboobwah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place. Everything was worth it! make sure to visit the 360º show before going to the caves.

Thank Beevy G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mogao Caves is definitely a must-go, if you're in Dunhuang on a Silk Road trip. Stretching 1000 years of continuous active history, followed by a period of time when it 'disappeared' and then was rediscovered by adventurous archaeologists seeking glory in exotic new lands......More

1  Thank garylow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nearly 500 caves carved into a cliff face centuries ago- the Magao Grottoes are the first known Buddhist temples in the Chinese Empire. They span nine dynasties from the 4th to the 14th centuries, hidden by sand dunes and desert. The caves are a treasure...More

1  Thank Carolle M
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Thuy T
11 July 2017|
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Response from iamface | Reviewed this property |
Hi Thuy, since may-oct is peak season. it also has number of control for 6000 ticket daily. suggest you do the pre-booking earlier if you just have one day available. p.s. Mogao Caves has some contingency plan in case over... More
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wantalk
25 June 2017|
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they don't check my passport or id while i went inside the mogao but remembered that has such wording showed at entrance. and the ticket, yes. it has visit date, u can't use it at the other day.
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Budaoweng
7 May 2017|
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Response from maryinchina | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, If your your group has pre-purchased the tickets (which must be done a few days in advance) they will need to indicate Chinese or English. If you can, try to contact the tour agency and make your preference now... More
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