Useful and Downloadable Mogao Caves Maps 2022/2023
The Mogao Caves were first built in 366 A.D. Enduring over 1,000 years and ten dynasties, they are the largest and most abundant Buddhist art hoard in the world. To have a better understanding of Dunhuang Mogao Caves, you may read these Mogao Caves Maps below like Mogao Caves Location Map, Mogao Caves Tourist Maps, Mogao Caves Visiting Route Maps, etc.
Mogao Caves Location Maps
The Mogao Caves are located in Dunhuang, the western end of the Hexi corridor, western China. They face the Mingsha Mountain and Crescent Lake to the northwest, Dunhuang downtown to the west, and Dunhuang Airport and Railway Station to the north. To get to Mogao Caves, you need to reach Dunhuang first. Tourists can easily get to Dunhuang by air or train.
Mogao Caves Tourist Maps
The only way to get to Mogao Caves Scenic Area from Dunhuang is to take the shuttle bus from the Magao Caves Digital Exhibition Center. It is about 16 km to the Mogao Caves Scenic Area. Since there is NOT any ticket office in Mogao Caves Area, please do not drive directly to the Grottoes area.
Mogao Caves Visiting Route Maps
There are 6 types of tickets (Ticket A/B/C/D/E/F) selling to the visitors. For visitors who bought the ticket A/B/D/E can take the shuttle bus at the Digital Center to the Mogao Caves Scenic Area according to the scheduled time on the ticket. Depending on the tickets you bought, you are going to have different traveling routes.
How to Plan a Dunhuang Tour
Usually, 2~4 days are needed to explore the highlights of Dunhuang. The world heritage site Mogao Caves and the stunning landscape of Mingsha Mountain and Crescent Lake are two Must-Go attractions both of which take a half-day to visit. You can then spend one more day to explore the western region of Dunhuang which also has a lot of attractions, such as the ruin of Great Wall, Yumenguan Pass, Yardang Landform, etc. As for the downtown sites, if time allows, don't miss the Shazhou Night Market and Dunhuang Museum.
Some travelers usually travel Dunhuang with other destinations in Gansu, such as Jiayuguan, Zhangye, Lanzhou, etc. One can even travel from Dunhuang to Turpan, Urumqi of Xinjiang.
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Sculptures, Murals, Facade of the Mogao Caves
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