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Maiji Mountain, Tianshui

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Maiji Mountain, Tianshui

甘肃天水麦积山景区 (gān sù tiān shuǐ mài jī shān jǐng qū)

Delicate sculptures in the Maiji Mountain Grottoes [Photo/IC]

Maiji Mountain scenic area, which covers 215 square kilometers, is located in Tianshui, Gansu province.

The scenic area includes many tourist attractions, such as Maiji Mountain Grottoes, Immortal Cliff (Xianren Ya) and Stone Gate (Shi Men).

Maiji Mountain Grottoes, first constructed in the Eastern Jin Dynasty from 384 to 417, consists of 221 caves, 10,632 clay sculptures and stone carvings, and delicate frescoes covering 1,300 square meters.

Maiji Mountain Grottoes, as well as the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang, Gansu province, the Yungang Caves in Shanxi province, and the Longmen Grottoes in Henan province, are listed as the four most important grottoes in China

The Maiji Mountain Grottoes are distinct from the other three as they feature exquisite sculptures and are known as the "Oriental Sculpture Museum” for their numerous grottoes, beautiful statues and long history.

Scenic Spot Level: AAAAA

Ideal Sightseeing Season: July to October

Opening Hours: 6 am-5 pm

Ticket Price:

               Maiji Mountain Grottoes–90 yuan ($13)

               Immortal Cliff–40 yuan

               Stone Gate – 40 yuan

Address: No 2 Quanhu Road, Maiji district, Tianshui, Gansu province

1. Wear comfortable clothes when climbing the mountains.

Immortal Cliff in Maiji Mountain scenic area [Photo/IC]

Last Updated: Dec 17, 2018

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