Yulin Caves

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Yulin Caves

The Yulin Caves (Chinese: ; pinyin: Yulin kū) is a Buddhist cave temple site in Gansu Province, China. The site is located some 100 km (62 mi) east of the oasis town of Dunhuang and the Mogao Caves. It takes its name from the elm trees lining the Yulin River, which flows through the site and separates the two cliffs from which the caves have been excavated. The forty-two caves house some 250 statues and 4,200 m2 (45,000 sq ft) of wall paintings, dating from the Tang Dynasty to the Yuan Dynasty (seventh to fourteenth centuries).[1][2]

Further reading


  1. Fan Jinshi, ed. (1999). 安西榆林窟 The Anxi Yulin Grottoes (in 中文 and English). Gansu National Publishing House. pp. 6–9. ISBN 7542106465. 
  2. Dunhuang Academy, ed. (1997). 安西榆林窟 [Anxi Yulin Caves] (in 中文). 文物出版社. ISBN 7501007748. 
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