Pictures of Bingling Temple

The towering stone peaks along the Yellow River constitute the unique scenery of Bingling Thousand Buddha Caves in Lanzhou.

The Bingling Temple is on Jishi Hill, west of Yongjing County, Gansu Province. Bingling Temple is a series of natural caves in a canyon along the Yellow River, packed with engraved Buddhist sculptures. This is one of the most important sets of caves in China. Bingling is a transliteration from the Tibetan from ancient times, this was a vital pass to Tibet.

Attraction Intro: Bingling Temple
  • The towering stone peaks along the Yellow River constitute the unique scenery of Bingling Thousand Buddha Caves in Lanzhou.
  • Verdant trees add much liveliness to the barren hill.
  • Elegant Buddha statues and colorful designs engraved inside a cave in Bingling reveal the advanced art level grasped by local artists during that time.
  • This Buddha statue is so lifelike that the lines of his clothes can be seen clearly.
  • The exquisitely stone statues of the Buddhist figures reflect the art level of the ancient period.
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Questions & Answers on Pictures of Bingling Temple
Asked by Erique from SINGAPORE | Aug. 30, 2011 05:52Reply
Is it possible to take a taxi from Lanzhou train station to Bingling Caves?
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Answered by Jamie from CHINA | Aug. 30, 2011 21:22
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Impossible. It need 2-3 hours' bus ride from the city center to Liujiaxia. Then take cruise ship or speed boat to the temple, 2 hours. If you do not have too much time staying there, I would suggest you to visit other places worth a 8 hours round trip on public bus.
Asked by Ms.Janet Roberts from CHINA | Apr. 15, 2011 06:40Reply
I arrive in Lanzhou at 9:00 AM. Is there time to go to Bingling in one day? How, if so? Please. Thanks. JMR
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Answered by Mr.Jack | Apr. 15, 2011 21:21
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I think your are not able to visit Bingling Caves from the city center if arriving at 9am, since it is only about 120 km away from the city. You have take a bus to Liujiaxia from Lanzhou west bus station (CNY10, 2-3 hours), and then transfer to a yacht (CNY15-20, 2 hours) to the destination.
Asked by Ms.Keeley from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 06, 2011 21:48Reply
How many caves are there?
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Answered by Mr.Frank | Apr. 08, 2011 02:30
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A total of 169 caves there
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