As one of the major cities along the ancient silk road,Tianshui has kept many precious memories of the eastward spreading of the culture from the Western Regions. Known as the famous “Oriental Sculptures Museum”,Maijishan Grottoes are located within the Tianshui territory. As one of the four major group grottoes in China,digging of the Maijishan Grottoes started by later Qin during the northern and the southern Dynasty Period,dating back more than sixteen hundred years. Now Maijishan Grottoes host one hundred and ninety-four caves with more than seven thousand and two hundred stone statues and one thousand an three hundred square meters of the mural paintings. Statues carved are exquisite and various styles,dating from the Northern and the Southern Dynasties to the Qing Dynasty. Apart from Maijishan Grottoes,there are also many other grottoes such as those at the Gangu valley of Daxiangshan,Huagai Temple,Waterfall Cave at Wushan, Wooden Ladder Temple and the Meditation Temple,all of which are located in the territory of Tianshui. Together they from a “Grottoes Corridor” in the eastern section of the Silk Road.
Any questions? Ask us here
- Qinghai Route of Silk Road
- Silk Road Tour for Senior Citizen
- The Silk Road Beef Noodles
- Silk Road Private Tour
- Dunhuang Specialities
- Silk Road Travel: Following the ste...
- Silk Road Travel from Kashgar to Pa...
- How to Plan Your Silk Road ...
- Silk Road History of Hexi Corridor
- Southern Silk Road Travel