Mogao Caves is located in a charming place called Dunhuang which is about 25 km away from the city center. Mogao Grottos is significant for the reason because it is a Shrine which houses Buddhist relics and art treasures. The Mogao Grottos or Dunhuang Grottos which gives the meaning ‘high above the desert’ carries a long history which dates back to the Tang Dynasty. The reason for the cave to be built was because a monk who lived during the Tang Dynasty has come across a vision of a thousand Buddhas underneath sheets of Golden Rays. It influenced him to construct the caves and it took ten dynasties to complete the work of the caves.
The Mogao Grottos are commonly termed as the Cave of Thousand Buddhas. The arts in the cave have originated from Indian works of art where at some points the Mogao artists have used imaginary crafts to where the rock surfaces were not perfect. The travelers will notice a deep touch of Indian art in earlier works of art. You would come across clay statues, murals, and ceiling arts which makes the place unique and beautiful. An adventurer can explore the 750 caves which are a magnificent feature at this amazing place where people have put their daily routine and chores into beautiful art on the walls of the cave. A person who is really interested would understand and relive the life of people who lived years back from the present day.
The art in the Mogao caves would probably fill 25 kilometers of space if put into order. Also a visitor would find manuscripts which total to about 50000 and jotted down in variant languages apart from its arts and crafts. A traveler visiting China should definitely visit this historical destination to witness the transformation of art and culture over the centuries and how people of the past have put their feeling into graffiti. Millennium & Copthorne Hotels China would be an ideal place for your China stay since you would be a visting Mogao cave which is in the vicinity of greater China Hotels would be a great choice to make your journey quite comfortable if you are looking for Hotels in China.