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Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves

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Shengjin Country, Turpan 838000, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The way to the caves is spectacular. It's a pity that most of the paintings were destroyed or robbed, but you still can feel the past beauty of the place.

Thank mogolan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

True...the Beseklik Buddha Caves were notoriously robbed by the Great Game hunters...leaving comparative scraps of paintings behind. Nonetheless, I had a beutifully fine day here, as an artist. No photos allowed, so I had to resort to my ink pen and sketch book. How joyful...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here after visiting Dunhuang, so we are disappointed of what we see here. It is not worth the visit. There is nothing much to see in the cave.

Thank Tan_WeeKee
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

The drive up to the caves is spectacular with amazing scenery. The caves are also nice but most items are either removed or destroyed during the war. Still worth a visit

Thank Mister230972
Reviewed September 4, 2018

This as well as the several other Buddhist exhibitions of their art in the Turpan area are worth the visit even if that is all you saw ..

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Reviewed July 24, 2018

On the 17th of May 2018 we made a tour around Turpan (with tahirtour8@yahoo.com) visiting the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Tuyoq Village, Kariz wells, Jiaohe Ancient City and finally the Emin Minaret. 1. We departed by car from our hotel at 9.30 (Beijing time) and...More

Thank MarcelTraveller
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

When we visited this place there are 6 caves that is open to the public. The murals on some of the caves are still there. Majority of this are scratched or deface. Statues are stolen. However, whatever remains, you are still see the colours and...More

Thank EastmeetsWestAB
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Extremely dry weather with few tourists when I was there. Wall pictures were kept there. Nice to imagine the lives of people living there ages ago.

Thank rosan988
Reviewed June 11, 2018

I had read about this site and it lived up to our expectations. The surroundings are stark and beautiful. There were not many tourists and that added to our enjoyment. The caves,although looted , were wonderful to experience.

Thank mflickermd
Reviewed May 21, 2018

Only some ceiling and wall paintings are still preserved through the centuries of selfish acts of explorers/archeologists, religious soldiers and cultural revolutionalists. No statues are left. Sad but a stark reminder how selfish and intolerant people can be.

Thank Kim C
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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