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According a legend in 366 A.D., a Buddhist monk named Yuezun saw a vision of a thousand Buddhas on the face of a cliff above the Dachuan River, near the town of Dunhuang in the Gobi Desert (Gansu Province) . He began digging caves into the cliff face to make his vision a reality. It represents the great achievement of Buddhist art from the 4th to the 14th century. 492 caves are presently preserved, housing about 45,000 square meters of murals and more than 2,000 painted sculptures.

 

St. Vincent & the Grenadines 1997, Mogao Caves.
The stamp was issued in the series "50th Anniversary of Unesco".

 

mountainstamp.com China 1996 Wutai mountain Rock Art Mogao Caves stamp

China 1996
Wall painting of the Wutai Shan in the Mogao Caves in Gansu province. 

 

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