historical landmarks in china

Mogao Caves

mogao-cavesThe city of Dunhuang in China is not only a modern, economic and cultural hub for trade, but also the centre of one the famous, historic and artistically developed caves in the world. On the Silk Road route, the city offers a beautiful journey to the Magao Caves in the Gobi desert, Gansu province. Lying on the edges of the Taklamakan desert, the caves have been and declared as the ‘National Monument’ in 1961 and listed as ‘World Heritage Site’ since 1987. It is also referred to as the ‘Caves of Thousand Buddhas’, ‘Magao Grottoes’ or ‘Caves of Dunhuang’. Constructed around 1,000 years ago, the Magao Caves Read More...