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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] The Mogao Caves are caves in Dunhuang County, Gansu Province, China. Located on the eastern foot of Mount Mingsha, about 25 kilometers from the county seat, Mogao Caves were on a strategic point of the ancient Silk Route. As such the caves became a Buddhist sanctuary. In 492 cells within the cave system are intricate wall paintings of Buddhist art. These paintings were executed over a span of one thousand years.

Mogao Caves were inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 11th session of the World Heritage Committee at Headquarters in Paris, France, on 7-11 December, 1987.

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Mogao Caves, China
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 40 08 E 94 49
Inscription Year: 1987
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II, III, IV, V, VI

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Visiting Mogao Caves

The Mogao Caves are located 25 km (15 miles) to the southeast of Dunhuang, in Gansu Province, northwest china. You will need to fly to Dunhuang from a major city such as Beijing. From Dunhuang, you can book a package tour to Mogao Caves or arrange with a taxi.
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