Mogao Caves
Inscribed :1987 Criteria: C (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi)

Justification for Inscription: 
Report of the 11th Session of the Committee
 



Brief description:
Situated at a strategic point along the Silk Route, at the crossroads of trade as well as of religious, cultural and intellectual influences, the 492 cells and cave sanctuaries in Mogao are famous for their statues and wall paintings, spanning a thousand years of Buddhist art.


Links with Partner Institutions:

The Art of Dunhuang (Lanzhou University)
Dunhuang and the Cave of Manuscripts
DunHuang [Tun-Huang] Grottoes

The International Dunhuang Project (British Library)


WHC Web: http://www.unesco.org/whc/sites/440.html