Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves Tour Guide:
Nestled on the footsteps of the Flaming Mountains, close to the Ancient Ruins of Gaochang, the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves are a collection of rock-cut caves dating from the 5th to 14th century. The stark exteriors belie the incredible interiors, which come alive with a profusion of colours.
There are 77 caves in all; explore them and revel in their artistic treasures. Venture into one; a glance up to the roof is all you need to stand riveted on the spot marvelling at the exquisite murals adorning the cave roofs and the equally beautiful frescoes.
The ones you see in the caves today are just examples of the artwork these caves held; explorers from various countries took the real masterpieces for display in their respective countries. The views of the surrounding areas from the caves are simply stunning and add a welcome addition to the entire trip.
Tip: Combine a trip to the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves with a trip to the Flaming Mountains and the ancient city of Gaochang; all three are located in the same vicinity.