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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 2 days ago

Mogao Caves are listed in the "MUST SEE" things for the hundreds of caves with statues inside, carved in the stone several hundreds ago. While surely the place is worth to be visited, the long queues to get there (only guided tours are allowed) and...More

Thank Paolo P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tickets cost 220RMB from the ticket centre in Dunhuang, you have to buy in advance, very little English spoken. Then you can catch a green bus from outside the Silk Road hotel. (6 RMB) You arrive at a modern visitor centre 18km from the town,...More

Thank Little_Beret
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on tour with China Silk Road Tours of Dunhuang when we visited Mogao caves. In addition to the standard tour of caves (only a handful are ever open at any given time to help preserve history), our tour operator was able to secure...More

Thank rachel d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been taught in the text books since primary school that the Mogao Grottoes is a world-level treasure that should be exposed to the whole world, unfortunately they can only accommodate 6000 persons a day now, which is good for preserving the irrecoverable murals...More

Thank Qiangping W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you have to see. can not believe chinese how to make it. history is amazing. big, too much, at least 1 day. 非常震撼,难以想象中国人是怎么修建的。需要一天时间来参观。很多很大,历史是多么令人难以相信。什么都没有的地方,可以修建这么大的地方。

Thank ChiangmaiMoli
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

More than 200rmb will give you two "movies", return bus ride, English tour and visit to eight temples. Recommend to read a bit about buddhism and hinduism to get more out of the visit. They renovate the area a lot so the money goes to...More

Thank noorar744
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were able to get tickets with the help of a Chinese friend, but you will need to get them online from a website that is only in Chinese. You could buy them at the visitor center but they only allow 6,000 visitors a day...More

Thank bean802
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very difficult place to review as this wonder of the world has become a major Chinese tourist attraction and it brings the many inherent difficulties. Firstly it is very expensive at 220 yuan and no discounts, and now internet reservations are chewing up the...More

Thank Hazzz M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the reasons I came to Dunhuang and didn't disappoint. Very professional and slick set up. My guest house arranged a ticket for me (don't expect to arrive & just buy a ticket for the day you want to visit) and I arrived via...More

Thank Samsz42
Reviewed 5 weeks 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

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Anthony B
August 11, 2017|
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Response from Qiangping W | Reviewed this property |
I am Chinese, I lived in Leyi Hostel(乐驿青年旅社) run by a very helpful and nice man who barely speaks English, right in Shazhou nightly market. I was travelling alone, so bought it myself in a ticket center outbound slightly... More
Thuy T
July 11, 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
June 25, 2017|
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Response from Jim B | Reviewed this property |
Everything was handled in advance by our tour operator who arranged a private guided tour for us. It was expensive but worth every penny we paid. If you're into Buddhism, seeing the caves at your leisure is a must.