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Maijishan Mountain Scenic Resort, Maiji District, Tianshui 741000, China
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Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

Set in a ravishing cypress clad gorge , the caves are actually half way up a protruding rock.. umm not good for those with vertigo (me) or the frail. But there were 3 year olds bouncing along like hill goats... so nothing to stop this...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 13, 2019

I warmly recommend tripadvisor's users to spend a couple of days in the city of Tianshui in Gansu province. Tianshui is well connected both with Xian and Lanzhou. By bullet train you can arrive in Tianshui in less than two hours. Just to avoid possible...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Daniele-Donati
Reviewed May 12, 2019

This area appears to be a little off the beaten tourist beat as there wasn't many people there but definitely worth the visit. The stairs are safe but the entire climb is high and you have the option of turning back at any stage of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Christine R
Reviewed May 4, 2019

I have been there twice, however, the first time we couldn’t get on the hill because of the heavy rain we got the day before. So it is better to call before coming. Usually they will not allow people to climb the hill after the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank TanSuo T
Reviewed December 19, 2018

The road leading to this site was under construction when we visited. Dusty and full of debris, quite an obstacle course. Heard they are preparing a brand new visitors' center for this famous site. So visit now before all the crowds really started coming! Late...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Grace S
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Regardless of your religious persuasion, or lack thereof, a trip to Maijishan is a moving experience. A Buddhist grotto carved into a massive mountain sheer magnitude is inspiring. The remoteness is staggering especially when you think about it in the context of the 7th century...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Maijishan Grottoes is one of the 4 most famous Grottoes in China. The mountain looks otherworldly and the clay Buddha statues are very well preserved. Definetely worth the train ride to Tiansjui.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

This is an amazing place. It was very crowded when we visited (on a national holiday) but the crowds didn't matter - it was fabulous. But I was sceptical I could climb up to the grottoes as they looked so high and the paths so...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Stephanie991181
Reviewed May 25, 2018

This rocky outcrop has 2 large clusters of buddha figures, a high level section of about 4 large caves and a covered walkway with several large buddha niches, plus innumerable smaller niches. it's about 40 minutes drive from the stations at Tianshui. A shuttlebus is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

It was originally planned as a side trip from our Xian visit. It was well worth time time and effort to get there. There is a shuttle that takes you part of the way. Then you walk up this fairly steep hill before seeing the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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