Caves of Faith – Photo Gallery

24 May, 2010 at 21:31 | Posted in Chinese culture, Spirituality | 1 Comment
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The Mogao Caves, or Mogao Grottoes (also known as the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas and Dunhuang Caves) form a system of 492 temples 25 km (15.5 miles) southeast of the center of Dunhuang, an oasis strategically located at a religious and cultural crossroads on the Silk Road, in Gansu province, China. The caves contain some of the finest examples of Buddhist art spanning a period of 1,000 years. Construction of the Buddhist cave shrines began in 366 AD as places to store scriptures and art. The Mogao Caves are the best known of the Chinese Buddhist grottoes and, along with Longmen Grottoes and Yungang Grottoes, are one of the three famous ancient sculptural sites of China.

See more: Caves of Faith – Photo Gallery – National Geographic Magazine

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  1. I like your point about the importance of the choices that we make in life. I have written a book along those lines.


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