Snippets of History: Five Xumishan Grottoes dating back to over 1,500 years ago in Northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region reopened to the public on Wednesday after being closed for 38 years #AceHistoryDesk report

#AceHistoryReport – July.16: The reopening aims to allow tourists to enjoy the ancient Chinese cultural heritage more closely, according to a report by China News.

Xumishan Grottoes in Northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Photo: Snapshot of Xinhua News: Global News Times: https://t.co/Ynb2gdwXXM

China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced Tuesday to resume group tours across China: The Xumishan Grottoes, originally built in the late period of the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534), have 162 caves and more than 1,000 statues, which are scattered on eight mountain peaks that are two kilometers long:

As a main stretch of the ancient Silk Road, it is one of the top ten grottoes in China and was listed as a key state-level cultural site in 1982: Due to destructive human behaviors and natural disasters, cultural relic experts from across China began its restoration project in April, according to reports.

#AceHistoryDesk report ……………..Published: July.16: 2020:

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