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Yungang Grottoes: ancient Buddhist temple grottoes near the city of Datong in the Chinese province of Shanxi.
Chinese records on wooden slips, found in ancient rubbish-heap, Niya site. The Ancient City of Niya is located in the desert 150 kilometers from Minfeng County in Hotan. Together with the Ancient City of Loulan, Niya ranks among the two famous ancient cities in China which have been buried by the desert. Niya was once a major commercial center on an oasis on the southern branch of the Silk Road in the southern Taklamakan Desert.
The Mogao Caves or Mogao Grottoes , also known as the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas , form a system of 492 temples 25 km (16 mi) southeast of the center of Dunhuang, an oasis strategically located at a religious and cultural crossroads on the Silk Road, in Gansu province, China. The caves may also be known as the Dunhuang Caves, however, this term also include other Buddhist cave sites in the Dunhuang area, such as the Western Thousand Buddha Caves, and the Yulin Caves farther away.