Maytszishan cave. Treasure of China
Buddhist complex Maytszishan is little known. It is located in Gansu Province in northwest China. This is a striking architectural complex, carved out of the rock. Maytszishan has 7000 Buddhist sculptures and nearly 1,000 square meters of murals.
Maytszishan name comes from the mountains, which are carved caves.
Maytszishan is just a few miles south of the Great Silk Road. Many of the monks chose to remain in these caves and work there.
One of the earliest written accounts of this place was found in the biographies of the two monks and Huanggang Tanhonga who meditated there with his disciples.
Huge Buddha is almost perpendicular to the side of a mountain – the highest is more than 16 meters in height. Stairs that lead up and around the caves, were originally made of wood, but after have been equipped with metal supports, for security purposes.