Comments on: The Mogao Caves: Grotto of Thousand Buddhas http://www.journeyidea.org/mogao-caves-in-dunhuang Travel across the world with Journey Idea Wed, 15 Jun 2011 00:11:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 By: Percy Koontz http://www.journeyidea.org/mogao-caves-in-dunhuang/comment-page-1#comment-36831 Percy Koontz Wed, 20 Oct 2010 05:24:45 +0000 http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=3951#comment-36831 The Mogao caves are indeed ONE-OF-A-KIND. We saw 15 caves and then joined another group to see other caves!In all it took us two and a half days to see all caves. Different tour guides take different routes to avoid crowding..There are apparently 12 routes to reach different set of caves. The caves are clubbed into groups. If in any cave the amount of carbon dioxide reaches the highpoint level, then that cave is shut for the pilgrims and tourists as they could damage the murals. Cameras aren't allowed, but the sight of the Buddhist era wall paintings and murals are enough to capture your heart and seal their place in your mind's eye :-) The Mogao caves are indeed ONE-OF-A-KIND. We saw 15 caves and then joined another group to see other caves!In all it took us two and a half days to see all caves. Different tour guides take different routes to avoid crowding..There are apparently 12 routes to reach different set of caves. The caves are clubbed into groups. If in any cave the amount of carbon dioxide reaches the highpoint level, then that cave is shut for the pilgrims and tourists as they could damage the murals. Cameras aren’t allowed, but the sight of the Buddhist era wall paintings and murals are enough to capture your heart and seal their place in your mind’s eye :-)

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By: Tahila Thomas http://www.journeyidea.org/mogao-caves-in-dunhuang/comment-page-1#comment-36829 Tahila Thomas Wed, 20 Oct 2010 05:17:39 +0000 http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=3951#comment-36829 The Mogao caves lie on the less travelled road for a contemporary tyraveler.Not allowed to capture the lovely grottoes on camera, even viewing the site only is worth the entry ticket. The 70 caves have the most AMAZING sculptures I've ever seen in my life! A ONCE IN A LIFETIME experience..You'll really remember this one. The Mogao caves lie on the less travelled road for a contemporary tyraveler.Not allowed to capture the lovely grottoes on camera, even viewing the site only is worth the entry ticket. The 70 caves have the most AMAZING sculptures I’ve ever seen in my life!
A ONCE IN A LIFETIME experience..You’ll really remember this one.

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By: Elbert Kiellor http://www.journeyidea.org/mogao-caves-in-dunhuang/comment-page-1#comment-36827 Elbert Kiellor Wed, 20 Oct 2010 05:13:39 +0000 http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=3951#comment-36827 I visited the Mogao grottoes a few years back. Relatively unknown then, the chinese government has plans to make this a world-famous site alongwith the great wall of China and the Xian heritage site! When we visited here, we were given six language options for a guide alongwith Chinese. Our English guide was really fluent and well-versed with the place. This place isn't a very famous tourist destination as it hasn't been publicized much, but it is on par with the most treasured and OUTSTANDING heritage sites of the world! I visited the Mogao grottoes a few years back. Relatively unknown then, the chinese government has plans to make this a world-famous site alongwith the great wall of China and the Xian heritage site!
When we visited here, we were given six language options for a guide alongwith Chinese. Our English guide was really fluent and well-versed with the place.
This place isn’t a very famous tourist destination as it hasn’t been publicized much, but it is on par with the most treasured and OUTSTANDING heritage sites of the world!

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By: Lewis Meltzer http://www.journeyidea.org/mogao-caves-in-dunhuang/comment-page-1#comment-36826 Lewis Meltzer Wed, 20 Oct 2010 05:07:35 +0000 http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=3951#comment-36826 That is a really interesting story of the origin ofht e 1000 buddhas caves on a very strategic and historic route connecting the Silk route to the western world. I'd like to say that there were about 700 caves originally at the Mogao site. There uses were as a place for meditation, places to rest, and even some were used to bury the deceased Buddhist monks. Around 400 of the Mogao caves had elaborate sculptures and wallpaintings which were engravings of the Buddhist era. That is a really interesting story of the origin ofht e 1000 buddhas caves on a very strategic and historic route connecting the Silk route to the western world.
I’d like to say that there were about 700 caves originally at the Mogao site. There uses were as a place for meditation, places to rest, and even some were used to bury the deceased Buddhist monks.
Around 400 of the Mogao caves had elaborate sculptures and wallpaintings which were engravings of the Buddhist era.

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By: Wallace Louis http://www.journeyidea.org/mogao-caves-in-dunhuang/comment-page-1#comment-36825 Wallace Louis Wed, 20 Oct 2010 04:53:25 +0000 http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=3951#comment-36825 Kevin wish you Bon Voyage! The Mogao caves are fantastic, I've visited them..They are indeed really extraordinary. The grottoes are well-kept near the city of Dunhuang and lie at convergence of the old Silk route and the Western world. Also if you are here for five days, you must visit the Yulin grottoes which aer at two hours' drive from the Mogao caves. Kevin wish you Bon Voyage!

The Mogao caves are fantastic, I’ve visited them..They are indeed really extraordinary.
The grottoes are well-kept near the city of Dunhuang and lie at convergence of the old Silk route and the Western world. Also if you are here for five days, you must visit the Yulin grottoes which aer at two hours’ drive from the Mogao caves.

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By: Kevin Johnson http://www.journeyidea.org/mogao-caves-in-dunhuang/comment-page-1#comment-36819 Kevin Johnson Wed, 20 Oct 2010 04:41:02 +0000 http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=3951#comment-36819 Hi! We will be planning a visit to Dunhuang soon. I'm glad to know that there is a beautiful place where you can breathe in the culture preserved in the form of art and sculpture from the period of 4th century to 14th century! What could be more marvelous than that? I'm really excited for my trip..More so to visit the 70 caves with so much Buddhist spiritual art! Thanks for the post! :-) Hi!
We will be planning a visit to Dunhuang soon. I’m glad to know that there is a beautiful place where you can breathe in the culture preserved in the form of art and sculpture from the period of 4th century to 14th century! What could be more marvelous than that?
I’m really excited for my trip..More so to visit the 70 caves with so much Buddhist spiritual art!
Thanks for the post! :-)

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By: Norah Jefferson http://www.journeyidea.org/mogao-caves-in-dunhuang/comment-page-1#comment-36817 Norah Jefferson Wed, 20 Oct 2010 04:36:14 +0000 http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=3951#comment-36817 Thanks for so much information in detail about the Mogoa caves and the surrounding facilities available..My family is planning a trip to China and this place, we'll definitely make it a point to visit! Thanks again :-) Thanks for so much information in detail about the Mogoa caves and the surrounding facilities available..My family is planning a trip to China and this place, we’ll definitely make it a point to visit!
Thanks again :-)

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