Tianti Grottoes

Tianti Grottoes, Wuwei: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Tianti Grottoes Reviews: 4/5

Tianti Grottoes
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Yekaterinburg, Russia64,030 contributions
Rock cut grottoes
Sep 2019 • Business
Very impressive rock cut grottoes. They are home to Buddhist cave temples, and other places of worship containing magnificent rock carved/cut statues. There were 19 caves, but some have been destroyed by earthquakes and by the creation of a water reservoir. Beautiful scenic water and mountain views.
Written October 13, 2019
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spring mountain queensland 89 contributions
Mind blowing
Jul 2018 • Couples
If you don't put this on your map you are missing out. When we were there a lady was selling fresh hot beans. This Grottoe was only found 70 years ago.
Written August 10, 2018
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Be forewarned: everything closed 29 Sept 2016
Sep 2016 • Couples
The only reason I rated this as terrible was that there was no information available that the grottoes were closed before we went. Thus this cautionary review. No one in town mentioned that the grottoes were closed, not at the 3 star hotel, nor taxi drivers (perhaps if we'd taken a bus, bus station might have mentioned). I was told that the Wuwei city website mentions they are closed, but no idea where that site is.

Went there 29 Sept 2016. When we arrived, found out that the grottoes and the Giant Buddha statue were closed for renovations, would be closed for 2 years (no idea when the 2 years started, but based on previous reviews, perhaps 2015).

Ticket office lady kind enough to explain we could pay 30 rmb each to visit the museum, but museum only had photos without English captions. My PRC companion (so NO language barrier) asked if we couldn't go in just to have a look, even with the scaffolding, but told no entry possible. The most we could see from the ticket office was the edge of heavy scaffolding. So definitely check BEFORE YOU go. No sign outside saying closed (ok, the museum was open, so not TECHNICALLY closed).

For the record, we had taken a taxi there so as to catch the morning light. Price was 150 rmb, 90 minutes. Let the taxi leave before we found out that the grottoes were closed. Took a bus back, approximately 2.5 hours.

Would definitely go see when it is open, but save yourself some time by verifying it is open before you go.
Written September 29, 2016
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Singapore, Singapore1,815 contributions
Impressive & Well-kept!
Jul 2015 • Couples
One of the earliest grottos and a significant part of Chinese Buddhism, it is said to be earlier than Yungang and Longmen Grottos of Datong in Shanxi and Luoyang in He’nan. We only got to see the biggest grotto from the Tang Dynasty (618 A.D.-907 A.D.). It is a 30-metres high, 19-metres wide and 6-metres deep grotto featuring a 23-metre high statue of Buddha Sakyamuni with 3 pretty large statues of his disciples on either sides. There are also many frescoes on the north and south walls of the grotto and wall paintings! The rest of the grottos are closed for repairs! Was told that the original features had been taken away for safekeeping, probably in Beijing after the area was damped up and it now has a beautiful lake fronting the grotto site! Declared a key culture relic site in 2001, its “Culture Relics Exhibit Hall” in a new building showcases finds from the grottos. It is sad to note that in the later restoration, the craftsmen had totally altered the original face of the Buddha with closed eyes to open smiling ones! Opened from 8 am to 6 pm daily, it is in the Dengshan Village, 50 km south of Wuwei City.
Written August 13, 2015
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Austin, TX37 contributions
Where else will you see a 9-story buddha?
Jun 2015 • Family
One of the coolest things I've seen in a long time, although we almost didn't see them since they are officially closed for some kind of renovation, and it was only through the intervention of our amazing interpreter and the kindness of the workers hanging around that we got to. You might want to check that out before you make the trip.
Written July 4, 2015
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