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Dunhuang Grotto Art Protection,Examination and Exhibition Center
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Private Dunhuang Adventure Full-Day Tour: Mo Gao Caves-Crescent Spring and...
Ranked #9 of 50 things to do in Dunhuang
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

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.

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

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.

Thank Shojin
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

This is a fabulous building sensitively designed in its desert setting and the displays which cover the history of the Mogao Caves are extensive and really well done. You can really increase your knowledge here, its cool and spacious and the lighting is good and overall a wonderful addition to the whole caves experience.

Thank Mary-53-2004
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This has to be the star of the silk road journey. We travelled as a group of 14 and we agreed that this was the highlight of the journey.
Unbelievable sights, the many caves, the thousands of paintings, the discovery, the restoration, the preservation, the giant buddhas, the rich history of the travellers and many more.
This has to be one of the Wonders of the World. We had an English speaking local guide and she was really knowledgeable of the history and provided valuable insights of the many stories depicted by the paintings.
We managed to cover only 9 caves out of the hundreds available.
It is good to note that all caves are being protected with locks, cctv, glass panels and security guards.
We were there during off peak season with smaller crowds. Were told that peak seasons are overcrowded and groups have to wait for hours.
We hope this place continue to be well preserved for the future
A must see.

Thank merc8989
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

The english tours of the caves are 10, 12 , 14 if you arrive at the wrong time do this first but even so it's well worth going after the caves as it has lots of interesting information and exibits. You will need at least an hour.

Thank AcbMei
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