Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes

Post Date: May 27th, 2011

Since it was accidentally discovered in May 26, 1900 by a Taoist priest who's family name is Wang, Mogao Grottoes, known as "Thousand Buddha Caves " have got the fame as the "Oriental Louvre" which is situated in Dunhuang City, Gansu Province, China. By textual research, Mogao Grottoes was believed to be constructed in the Former Qin Dynasty during the Sixteen States period. Currently, there are still 735 Mogao caves in which the murals measuring 4.5 million square meters and colorful mud sculpture amounting to 2415. In Depositarry Cave of Buddhist Texts, there stored over 50,000 pieces of ancient artifacts as the source of "Dunhuangology". In 1987, Mogao Grottoes was listed in the World Cultural Heritage list.

1.Outside Appearance

2.Grand Construction


4.the Mural Paintings in the Mogao Grottoes

5.Mural Paintings in the Mogao Grottoes

6.Mural Paintings in the Mogao Grottoes

7.Buhhda Effigy in the Cave

8.A Wll-Preserved Sculpture

9.A Serious Buddha

10.Colour Mural Painting

11.Buddhist Texts

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