Photographer's Note

The Maijishan Grottoes are a series of caves cut in the side of the hill of Majishan. They contain over 7,200 Buddhist sculptures and over 1,000 square meters of murals. Construction began in the Later Qin era (384-417 CE).

The name Maijishan consists of three Chinese words (麦积山) and literally translates as "Wheatstack Mountain", a reference to the bizarre shape of the mountain. See my picture in the WS.

Majishan is one of a string of Buddhist grottoes that can be found in this area of northwest China, lying more or less along the main routes connecting China and Central Asia.

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