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China, Mogao Caves

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Location Dunhuang County, Gansu Province. At the eastern foot of Mount Mingsha, 25 kilometres southeast of the County seat, China
Coordinates N40 7 59.988 E94 49 0.012
Date of Inscription 1987

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/440 )

Situated at a strategic point along the Silk Route, at the crossroads of trade as well as religious, cultural and intellectual influences, the 492 cells and cave sanctuaries in Mogao are famous for their statues and wall paintings, spanning 1,000 years of Buddhist art.

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