Matisi Grottoes

From Zhangye we drove into the mountains to Matisi Grottoes, a Tibetan Buddhist site which can trace its origins back to the C4th. This was a beautifully quiet spot with only a very few people around. Sadly a tourist hotel is being built at the entrance to the site.

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Mountains

Mountains

Stupas

Stupas

Irrigation

Irrigation

Matisi

Mountains

Matisi

Matisi

Matisi

Matisi

Matisi

Matisi

Matisi

Matisi

Matisi

Matisi

Matisi

Matisi

Valley

Matisi

Village

Village

Village

Village

Mud bricks

Irrigation

Mountains

Old city

On the road

Iris

Broom




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