2016.12.27 - 2017.03.31
A large exhibition featuring the Dunhuang art and cultural relics from the ancient Silk Road to be held at the Chengdu Museum on December 27th will showcase eight magnificent replicas of the Mogao Caves, murals, sculptures, and so on. The three-month event, with admission free for visitors, highlights the close relationship between Chengdu & Sichuan and the Silk Road.
The Dunhuang Caves includes Mogao Caves (also known as the Thousand Buddha Grottoes) and other Buddhist cave sites in the Dunhuang area, such as the Western Thousand Buddha Caves, and the Yulin Caves farther away. With the first caves excavated in 366 AD, the Dunhuang Caves contain many of the finest examples of Buddhist art spanning a period of 1,000 years. Dunhuang is a county-level city in northwestern Gansu Province, Western China, which was once a major stop on the ancient Silk Road.
The exhibition consists of several parts, highlighting the replicas of Duhuang grottoes, cultural relics alongside the Silk Road, murals and clay sculptures, and so on. Most caves to be displayed during the event are 1-to-1 replicas of the caves in Dunhuang, except one being a 4/5 copy. From the eight duplicated caves, visitors can see the style changing of the caves from the Northern and Southern Dynasties (420-589) and the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368).
Opening Hours: 09:00-17:00 Tuesday through Sunday
Visitors are required to produce valid certificates like ID card to get free admission to the museum at the entrance.