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Maiji Shan Caves

Maijishan Mountain Scenic Resort, Maiji District, Tianshui 741000, China
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Worth the visit but beware with the extra ticketing for visiting caves

Only 1h away from Tianshui railway station by bus n34 (5 yuan), it's located in a very pleasant... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Awesome Caves!

Really amazing. Very easy to find, from the train station, take n34 bus and get off at the last... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
Maria P
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Valencia, Spain
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Maijishan Mountain Scenic Resort, Maiji District, Tianshui 741000, China
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Only 1h away from Tianshui railway station by bus n34 (5 yuan), it's located in a very pleasant park. The color of the autumn leaves will add extra beauty to the natural setting. The bus will leave you at the entrance. Just walk some steps...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2016

Really amazing. Very easy to find, from the train station, take n34 bus and get off at the last stop. The caves are 2km from the entrance, they offer you a Electric car, we didn't take it and it was like half an hour walking....More

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Reviewed 9 August 2016

We went there in the late afternoon. The entrance is pricey and open to a few caves only. If you were to visit more than you have to pay again and again. Do not visit unless you have ample time and money.

1  Thank auntiedoris
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

This is one of the primary destinations of a tour of the silk road. it is one of the four famous grotto sites in China. You are immersed in 2000 year old and well preserved architecture of Buddhist caves with artwork. Built into the side...More

1  Thank Russ J
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

One of the four famous grottoes in China (the others being Longmen, Magao and Yungang). It's difficult to make comparisons between them all but there is a sense of grandeur to the Maijishan as you approach and progress through it via the walkways. Bus 34...More

1  Thank c8888
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Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

I'm here right now and disapointed. I made a special stop from Lanzhou to Xian. And it was not worth 130¥ i paid. All the grottoes are closed and statues are in very poor condition all you can do is climb the steep cliff with...More

2  Thank Лилия Х
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Reviewed 23 November 2015

Wow, amazing architecture, hundreds of staircase built onto the side of the mountain all the way up to the caves above. Giddy heights. Spectacular views

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Reviewed 19 November 2015

Maiji Shan is a famous five star attraction, no doubt about that. So I'll let people know about the hike from Maiji Shan to Xiang Ji Temple (as in Lonely Planet) instead. Before the hike, it's worth considering walking to the Botanical Gardens and veering...More

4  Thank YorkHiker
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Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

For me this made a stopover in Tianshui (an otherwise uninspiring place) very worthwhile. A spectacular setting and well preserved sculptures and some frescoes. Much better than the comparable Silk Road site, Mati Si, in my opinion. Very few tourists there on the Sunday we...More

2  Thank Henry C
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Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

To reach Maiji Shan Caves there is a public bus that take u directly there. Cost just a few Yen. Journey about half an hour. At Maiji Shan are grottoes with images of Buddhas build/sponsored by rich businessmen of the past and high officials. These...More

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