Dunhuang Grotto Art Protection,Examination and Exhibition Center

Dunhuang Grotto Art Protection,Examination and Exhibition Center

Dunhuang Grotto Art Protection,Examination and Exhibition Center
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

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OlegButenko1974
Ukraine333 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Solo
Tibetan statues are the real masterpieces of art. Great and unexpected experience. The most striking fact is that statues are real. Rest of items and pictures in the Center are copies.
Written 5 August 2015
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Hurls298
Fitzroy, Australia144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Friends
The museum and other sections of the complex illustrate the amazing history and cultural and religuous significance of the grotto. Not just are the known images highlighted and explained but the day to day life of the monks is also illustrated.
Written 16 September 2014
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PeggieFearless
Kyoto, Japan679 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Friends
If you didn't have enough time inside the caves, this small museum-like exhibition center is a chance to make it up!
There are replicas of the Buddha figures, paintings and models showing the art process of a figure. It is a great approach to learn about the caves and stories behind the stage.
I loved the collection of the Silk Road the best! There were some historical relics, such as a piece of the old Bible, coins, clothes, horse-carts and documents. The shattered pieces of the Bible were a phase of Psalm in Syrian.
There's No Photo sign inside the center, too. But you can still see some people sneaking shots when the securities are not looking.
It is free to enter, the fee is in the entrance of the Mogao Caves. It is totally worthy an one-hour stay in the center.
Written 18 May 2014
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Stickman1
Canberra, Australia365 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Couples
This centre gives a great insight into how the Mogao cave paintings were made, and how easily they can be damaged by oxidation. If you visit the caves, you should come here too.
Written 26 October 2013
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FrenchTraveller001
Paris, France828 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Friends
Next to the caves, in a modern exhibition hall, this Center provides all you need to know on the Grottoes. Comprehensive and clear explanations, most of them bilingual in Chinese + English. Well worth spending at least 1h at.
Written 1 September 2013
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JPDM 🇨🇦🍷🍷🍷
Austin, Canada54,844 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Friends
A great deal of the museum deals with the preservation process over the years. There is also some information about the techniques used to build these caves including how they made color pigments. Quite good and you are out of the sun for a while.
Written 21 May 2013
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Shojin
Orange County85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Friends
Even if you have good books on the caves, this center is a treasure of information, with models, demonstrations and replicas. it is air-conditioned and comfortable. Photos are allowed. It has free hot and cold drinking water available and clean, western restrooms. Allow time before or after your visit to the cave to browse and amplify your experience.
Written 10 May 2013
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Mary-53-2004
Auckland N Z138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Couples
This is a fabulous building sensitively designed in its desert setting and the displays which cover the history of the Mogao Caves are extensive and really well done. You can really increase your knowledge here, its cool and spacious and the lighting is good and overall a wonderful addition to the whole caves experience.
Written 2 May 2013
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merc8989
kuala lumpur1,173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Friends
This has to be the star of the silk road journey. We travelled as a group of 14 and we agreed that this was the highlight of the journey.
Unbelievable sights, the many caves, the thousands of paintings, the discovery, the restoration, the preservation, the giant buddhas, the rich history of the travellers and many more.
This has to be one of the Wonders of the World. We had an English speaking local guide and she was really knowledgeable of the history and provided valuable insights of the many stories depicted by the paintings.
We managed to cover only 9 caves out of the hundreds available.
It is good to note that all caves are being protected with locks, cctv, glass panels and security guards.
We were there during off peak season with smaller crowds. Were told that peak seasons are overcrowded and groups have to wait for hours.
We hope this place continue to be well preserved for the future
A must see.
Written 6 November 2012
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AcbMei
Canterbury, UK135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2012 • Couples
The english tours of the caves are 10, 12 , 14 if you arrive at the wrong time do this first but even so it's well worth going after the caves as it has lots of interesting information and exibits. You will need at least an hour.
Written 5 October 2012
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