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The Caves of Dunhuang
July 6, 2008 8:15 PM   Subscribe


 
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posted by UbuRoivas at 8:27 PM on July 6, 2008


It looks gorgeous, and I'm sad that I'll never get to see it in person.
posted by Arturus at 11:14 PM on July 6, 2008


If you can't make it out to Dunhuang, this place is also pretty neat.
posted by 1adam12 at 11:28 PM on July 6, 2008


Wow. They look amazing. I've been to the Yungang Grottoes in Datong, Shanxi. Directly across the street is an open pit coal mine. The Dunhuang appear to be in better condition. Much better.
posted by geekyguy at 11:29 PM on July 6, 2008


More related posts on Buddhist cave art.
posted by homunculus at 12:13 AM on July 7, 2008


geekyguy writes "They look amazing. I've been to the Yungang Grottoes in Datong, Shanxi."

Small world, I've been there too. The icing on the cake was the old man standing by selling chuar from the grill built onto the back of his bicycle.
posted by mullingitover at 12:53 AM on July 7, 2008


Went there in winter - got an English speaking guide all to myself. Apparently there's 6 thousand people per day in summer.
posted by RufusW at 8:26 AM on July 7, 2008


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