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Yulin Grottoes

Listed under Archaeological Sites in Yulin, China.

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The Yulin Grottoes exist on both banks of the Yulin River. Due to flood damage only a few of the grottoes are open to the public. Some of these are only open on payment of an additional fee.

The Yulin Grottoes are very much worth the effort, especially as they can be enjoyed at leisure, without the great bustling crowds so often found at the nearby Mogao Grottoes of Dunhuang.

The murals are of a similar age as those at Dunhuang but have a style of their own. Their quality is often much better, especially the flying apsaras which are believed to be the work of one of the Tang Dynasty masters.

Written by  Ian Ford.

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