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Mogao Grottoes world heritage site closed for epidemic control; China Daily

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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.

Source: Mogao Grottoes world heritage site closed for epidemic control

Past resonates at ancient site on Silk Road; Chen Meiling & Ma Jingna; China Daily

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.

Source: Past resonates at ancient site on Silk Road

Building on a legacy; Wang Kaihao; China Daily

The former director of the Dunhuang Academy’s unwavering commitment to conservation over the decades is being rightly celebrated, Wang Kaihao reports.

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Silk Road hub takes cultural lead; Alexis Hooi & Wang Linyan; China Daily

Dunhuang Academy director, Zhao Shengliang, on why the iconic Buddhist art of the Mogao Caves plays an important global role in promoting Chinese culture.

Source: Silk Road hub takes cultural lead

Reveling in global legacy of the silk road; Alexis Hooi & Wang Linyan; China Daily

Conservation of Buddhist artworks at the Mogao Caves is encouraging similar efforts at home and abroad…

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Rural development helps increase visitors to Gansu; Song Mengxing; China Daily

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Northwest China’s Gansu province saw robust growth and development in its tourism industry in the first half of 2019, according to local officials.

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Cultural Heritage of Gansu Province along the Silk Road; People’s Daily Online

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Silk Road secrets: The Buddhist art of the Mogao Caves; Paul Hastie; BBC

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.

Source: Silk Road secrets: The Buddhist art of the Mogao Caves

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