A Journey of Postcards: Kizil Grottoes | China
The Kizil Cave complex is believed to be the earliest major Buddhist cave complex in China, located in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The development of this cave complex dates back tot the 3rd and 8th centuries A.D. There are 236 known cave temples carved into the cliff from east to west, spanning a length of 2 kilometers.
The grottoes are part of UNESCO World Heritage site Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor. The Silk Roads were an interconnected web of routes linking the ancient societies of Asia, the Subcontinent, Central Asia, Western Asia and the Near East, and contributed to the development of many of the world's great civilizations.
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