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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OlegButenko1974
Ukraine337 contributions
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 August 5, 2015
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PeggieFearless
Kyoto, Japan691 contributions
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 May 18, 2014
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Hurls298
Fitzroy, Australia162 contributions
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 September 16, 2014
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FrenchTraveller001
Paris, France790 contributions
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 September 1, 2013
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BlueLouLisa
Shanghai, China48 contributions
Oct 2011 • Friends
This was amazing to see and incredibly interesting. The giant Buddhas we truly awe inspiring. There were many large groups of Chinese tours, but because we were an English speaking group there were only about 6 people in our tour group and it felt more intimate. We were also told (not sure if this is true or not) the English groups see different grottoes than the Chinese groups).
Written October 18, 2011
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HLW648
Hilo, HI244 contributions
Once you see the caves you must visit the museum to get a better understanding of how the caves, statue and paintings came to be. They also have several of the caves in reproduction whic you can photograph. There are no cameras allowed on the actual caves.
Written September 18, 2011
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DocBrown55
Auckland, New Zealand101 contributions
Jun 2011
This museum attached to the Mogao Grottoes displays artifacts found in the caves. More importantly there are replica caves (done very nicely) which you can take photos of. This is important as you can't take photos in the grottoes themselves. The museum collection includes Nestorian scriptures and a cross showing that Christians had reached this part of the world before the caves were shut up...the world is small....
Written June 13, 2011
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Stickman1
Canberra, Australia374 contributions
Sep 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 October 26, 2013
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Austin, Canada54,421 contributions
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 May 21, 2013
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Shojin
Orange County86 contributions
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 May 10, 2013
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