Caves of the Thousand Buddhas

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Caves of the Thousand Buddhas:

see DunhuangDunhuang
or Tunhwang
, town, extreme NW Gansu prov., China. Crescent Lake, a noted tourist attraction surrounded by high sand dunes, is there. The Caves of the Thousand Buddhas (Mogao Caves) are at nearby Qianfodong.
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Our first task, however, is to explore Dunhuang, a very popular tourist centre because of the Buddhist Mogao Caves near it.
Using virtual reality technology, the exhibition offers a close-up look at Buddhist wall paintings spanning 1,000 years in the Mogao Caves, a World Heritage site in northwest China.
One click after another illuminates colourful scenes of hunters, Buddhas, flying deities, Bodhisattvas and caravanserais painted on the walls of the Mogao caves in northwest China, considered the epitome of Buddhist art -- and now in existential danger.
The Dunhuang region during Tibetan rule (787-848); a study of the secular manuscripts discovered in the Mogao Caves.
The author seeks to reconstruct the political-economy and society of the Dunhuang region of the Tibetan Empire (now in the Chinese province of Gansu) during the 8th and 9th centuries through an analysis of the secular writings that accompanied the Buddhist scriptures discovered in the Mogao Caves near Dunhuang.
Filmed over the course of eight years with unprecedented access to many of the country's restricted sites of natural and historic interest, World Heritage of China reveals China in its entirety, including never-before-seen images of Jiuzhaigou Lake, the Dunhuang Mogao Caves, the classical gardens of Suzhou and the Potala Palace.
Visit to the Great Wall, the Terracotta Army and Wild Goose Pagoda and the Mogao Caves.
1) The grottoes are second only to the Mogao Caves at Dunhuang in their extent and splendor.
The Kizil grottoes, like the better-known Mogao caves at Dunhuang, are a series of small chambers and statues carved out of porous sandstone decorated with stucco and paint.
China has never, in fact, formally requested the return of cultural property at the governmental level, although in the 1990's the director of the Dunhuang Mogao Caves Research Center issued his own plea for the return of some 40,000 items in the world's museums to Dunhuang (Greenfield, 138).
Three of the Buddhist cave sites have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Mogao Caves at Dunhuang, the Longmen Grottoes in Henan, and the Yungang Grottoes in Shanxi.
Using virtual reality technology, the exhibition will offer a close-up look at Buddhist wall paintings spanning 1,000 years in the Mogao Caves, a World Heritage site in northwest China.