Introduction to Mogao Caves (莫高窟)
The Mogao Grottoes, a World Heritage Site on the Silk Road, is located near the ancient town of Dunhuang in northwestern China. Mogao Caves, a shrine of Buddhist art treasures, 25 km from downtown Dunhuang on the eastern slope of Mingsha Shan (Singing sand dunes). A network of plank reinforced roads plying north to south 1600 meters. Mogao means high up in the desert.
West of Hexi Corridor, Dunhuang, Gansu Province
Admission Fee: 1st May - 31st Oct: 220 Yuan, 1st Nov - 30th Apr: 120 Yuan
Opening Hours: 1st May - 31st Oct: 8:00AM – 6:00PM, 1st Nov - 30th April: 9:00AM – 5:30PM
1. Take a bus from Dunhuang Hotel that passes by Silk Road Hotel and Dunhuang Railway Station. It costs 8 Yuan, with the earliest bus at 8:00AM.
1. Try to avoid visiting Mogao Grottoes during Golden week and summer holidays.
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