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Address: Tashi Country, Guazhou County 736000, China
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Spectacular ! Less Crowded and As Interesting as the Mogao Grottoes!

We were very impressed by this site. The Yulin river flowing on each side of the caves adds a peaceful dimension to this visit. We were practically the only group there when we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 June 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

We were very impressed by this site. The Yulin river flowing on each side of the caves adds a peaceful dimension to this visit. We were practically the only group there when we visited in early June. Many of the caves are different in style and period than the Mogao 's. This was a very relaxing visit. We were lucky... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

We went with a tour group. The caves were by the side of Yulin river. The whole place is one of peace and calm From the car park, we had to climb a flight of steps downward. We were shown 5 caves : #11, 12, 13, 16 & 6. No photography allowed. The Chinese language guide did a good job... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

The tour showed us about 6 caves. Although, this is not as much of a tourist attraction site as the Mogao Caves, I had a great experience here. The tour guide's English was great. The paintings were great. I still recommend this place despite it is not known among foreign or local tourists.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

These Caves are situated about 60 km south of the road from Dunhuang and Jiayuguan , along the old "Silk Road" . The caves were excavated on the cliffs on each side of a little canyon where the Yulin river still flows . There are 42 buddhist caves excavated from 7th to 14th century . Inside there are hundreds of... More 

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