Three popular grottoes including a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Mogao Grottoes, in Northwest China’s Gansu province, were temporarily closed to visitors on Wednesday as local authorities beefed up epidemic control measures.
Bumping one’s way slowly on the back of a camel across the desert of Dunhuang, Gansu province, a modern-day visitor can easily imagine the past, when traders trudged along the ancient Silk Road, chatting and laughing in good spirits as they expected a good harvest.
The former director of the Dunhuang Academy’s unwavering commitment to conservation over the decades is being rightly celebrated, Wang Kaihao reports.
Dunhuang Academy director, Zhao Shengliang, on why the iconic Buddhist art of the Mogao Caves plays an important global role in promoting Chinese culture.
Conservation of Buddhist artworks at the Mogao Caves is encouraging similar efforts at home and abroad…
Northwest China’s Gansu province saw robust growth and development in its tourism industry in the first half of 2019, according to local officials.
The paintings from the Mogao caves show the development of Chinese art over a period of 1000 years. In a secret cave on China’s ancient Silk Road, one of the world’s most incredible collections of art lay locked away in darkness for 900 years.