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Reviewed 26 November 2017

This place was a key stop on the Silk Road but was later devoured by the desert. It was found in the 1890s by European archeologists who took many pieces away (some need in London, some went to Berlin and were lost in bombings). It...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 21 November 2017

The Bezeklik Caves themselves are quite small and many of the Buddhist paintings have been plundered by British and German troops during the Second World War. However, the surrounding desert landscapes are astonishing - an amazing range of colours, enormous sand dunes and clay buildings...More

Thank Janelizabeth56
Reviewed 15 November 2017

the caves at Bezeklik are well worth a detour if you are in turpan area. personally i enjoyed mogao caves close to dunhuang more these at bezeklik arent to be missed either. both highlights of a western china tour

Thank TheTravelPirate
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Only about 7-8 caves are open. Cave 33 had the best preserved paintings with depictions of people of many races that likely travels the silk road. The other caves are heavily damaged with the faces of all the Buddhas scratched away. The surrounding scenery is...More

Thank mitraveler16
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The actual grottoes were pillaged mercilessly by Albert Von Le Coq and others in the 19th century so that there is little here to see unfortunately inside the grottoes (you will need to go to Berlin, London and Paris for them) . But there is...More

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 22 September 2017

The place might have once had a thousand Buddha statues in the past. But I didn't even see one during my visit. The murals were neither preserved nor restorted. A lot of caves were closed for the public that might be due to some murals...More

Thank Karmaexplorer
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

The rating of this place would have a "one-point" if one has been to the caves in Dunhuang or Mati Si, but it's okay if this would be your first Buddha-cave experience. All statues were destroyed, and only some parts of murals could be appreciated....More

Thank TOsunnyfirst
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Nothing really much to look at in the cave. But it gives me understanding of what it was like originally, how it was damaged and what was stolen. The surroundings outside the cave areas are more interesting. Still it is worthwhile to visit.

Thank Merin H
Reviewed 19 June 2017

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 June 2017

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
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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