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The Bizaklik Caves were created during the ancient Huihu State and the inscriptions in the caves are written in Uigar, Chinese and other languages. There are several caves that have hundreds of murals; however, the murals have been destroyed several times by different groups of people or periods: vandals, religious clashes and foreign explorers. Yet, there are still several caves left that show the beauty and originality of the murals. Caves 16, 17 and 33 are the best preserved in the complex. Besides the murals and inscriptions, there was also a piece of gold foil wrapping paper found in the caves.

The caves at the Kizil site are thought to be the largest and the oldest in China. Those caves, was divided into west and inner valley and rear mountain areas extending over 3 kilometers (1.86 miles). They comprise 236 numbered caves and 10,000 square meters of murals, most of which relate to Buddhism. Kizilgaha Thousand Buddha Cave was actually a monastery made up of different kinds of caves, some for meditation and residence, others for religious teaching and worshipping the Buddha, and yet others for burial of the relics of eminent monks. The murals in the Kizil Thousand-Buddha Caves are reputed as “ The most beautiful murals in Central Asia”.

They are found in 81 caves with a total area of more than 10,000 square meters. The diamond grid pattern is the most impressive feature in the caves. There is a story about Buddha’s reincamation in every gird. Each story was portrayed by a single picture instead of a series of pictures as in Mogao Grottoes.Undoubtedly, The Kizil Thousand-Buddha Caves are considered to be art crystallization of the local tradition and of the central Chinese culture as well as foreign ones. This priceless encyclopedia of Qiuci culture depicted in the caves surely deserves worthwhile reading!
Here are some guide information about The Thousand Budhha Cave, The detail si following:
Addess: Shengjin Town, Turpan, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
Admission Fee: CNY 20
Opening hours: 08:00 a.m-16:00 p.m
Contact Hotline: 86 995 8689117

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Name:Thousand Buddha Cave Reply

We’re interested in the maintainance of Thousand Buddha Cave in Xinjiang. Hope it’s going well and will be there in a few months.

Name:Re: Thousand Buddha Cave

The Thousand Buddha Cave is under well maintainance but due to the bad condition, the paintings are getting worse. Good news is that governments have put more funds in the reinforcement in Thousand Buddha Cave.