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Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this site is less famous as mogao caves but also important to visit along the silk road, do not miss it once you got to turpan

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NATHAN1909
Reviewed 13 November 2018

The way to the caves is spectacular. It's a pity that most of the paintings were destroyed or robbed, but you still can feel the past beauty of the place.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mogolan
Reviewed 24 October 2018

True...the Beseklik Buddha Caves were notoriously robbed by the Great Game hunters...leaving comparative scraps of paintings behind. Nonetheless, I had a beutifully fine day here, as an artist. No photos allowed, so I had to resort to my ink pen and sketch book. How joyful...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jane W
Reviewed 21 October 2018

We were here after visiting Dunhuang, so we are disappointed of what we see here. It is not worth the visit. There is nothing much to see in the cave.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tan_WeeKee
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

The drive up to the caves is spectacular with amazing scenery. The caves are also nice but most items are either removed or destroyed during the war. Still worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mister230972
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This as well as the several other Buddhist exhibitions of their art in the Turpan area are worth the visit even if that is all you saw ..

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

On the 17th of May 2018 we made a tour around Turpan (with tahirtour8@yahoo.com) visiting the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Tuyoq Village, Kariz wells, Jiaohe Ancient City and finally the Emin Minaret. 1. We departed by car from our hotel at 9.30 (Beijing time) and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MarcelTraveller
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

When we visited this place there are 6 caves that is open to the public. The murals on some of the caves are still there. Majority of this are scratched or deface. Statues are stolen. However, whatever remains, you are still see the colours and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank EastmeetsWestAB
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Extremely dry weather with few tourists when I was there. Wall pictures were kept there. Nice to imagine the lives of people living there ages ago.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank rosan988
Reviewed 12 June 2018

I had read about this site and it lived up to our expectations. The surroundings are stark and beautiful. There were not many tourists and that added to our enjoyment. The caves,although looted , were wonderful to experience.

Date of experience: May 2018
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JeanneGo11
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Response from Janelizabeth56 | Reviewed this property |
We did not notice public buses at Bezeklik though there were many tourist buses. We hired a taxi and driver for two days for 300 yuan per day. He took us to Tuyoq Village and Bezeklik Caves, then Jiaohe ruins, Karez museums... More
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