Mogao Caves

Mogao Caves on the ancient Silk Road is located in Dunhuang, Gansu Province, China. There are 492 caves with dedicated fresco, statues and paintings that started to construct since 366A.D. While a monk Yuezong was walking to Sanwei Mountain, he saw the Buddha with halo behind him standing on the top on the hill, he decided to collect donation to construct the first cave here in 366 A.D. After him, there were numerous Buddhists and painters coming here to work generation by generation during various dynasties, Northern Liang, Northern Wei, Sui, Tang, Song, Ming, Qing etc.

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