CHINA 10 caves with murals restored in Inner Mongolia’s Arzhai Rock Cave

CHINA

10 caves with murals restored in Inner Mongolia’s Arzhai Rock Cave

People’s Daily app

20:25, October 09, 2020

Arzhai Rock Cave, located in Ordos City, China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, is the largest group of rock caves in China’s grassland areas, combining different forms of Buddhist art, such as temples, rock caves, cliffside carvings, murals, and sculptures.

The cave features 65 rock caves and 22 pagoda reliefs, and 14 of 41 well-preserved caves have murals depicting yurts, horsemanship and archery, hunting, and funerals. It’s known as the “Dunhuang in Grassland”.

With help from the Dunhuang Academy, the local government has been protecting murals in the cave since 2018. Ten caves with murals there have been restored so far. 

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The photo taken on October 8 shows murals in Arzhai Rock Cave.

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Photo taken on October 8 shows Arzhai Rock Cave.

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Photo taken on October 8 shows a cave in Arzhai Rock Cave.

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Photo taken on October 8 shows a cave in Arzhai Rock Cave.

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Photo taken on October 8 shows murals in Arzhai Rock Cave.

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Photo taken on October 8 shows a pagoda relief in Arzhai Rock Cave.

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A worker restores murals in Arzhai Rock Cave on October 8.

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A worker restores murals in Arzhai Rock Cave on October 8.

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A worker restores murals in Arzhai Rock Cave on October 8.

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Photo taken on October 8 shows Arzhai Rock Cave.

(Photos: Xinhua; story compiled by Huangyuzhang)

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