Maijishan Scenic Tourist Attractions


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Màijīshān Grottoes are located in Tianshui in Gansu Province. They are a series of 194 caves which have been cut into the side of Maji Mountian. Within the caves are of 7,200 Buddhist sculptures and over 1,000 square metres of murals. The are thought to date back to 384 to 417 AD, the time of the Later Qin dynasty however were only properly explored for the first time in 1952 by Chinese archaeologists. The Majishan Grottoes are one of a several Buddhist grottoes sites in the north of China that lie along the main silk road trade routes from China to the west.

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Above: Location of Maijishan Scenic Tourist Attractions in Tianshui, Gansu, China