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Xumi Mountain (Xumishan) Grottoes, January 6, 2011 Print  E-mail

Xumi Mountain Grottoes is one of the 10 culturally-significant grottoes in China.

Xumi Mountain Grottoes (须弥山石窟), located on the eastern side of Xumi Mountain, 55km north-west of Guyuan County, is one of the 10 culturally-significant grottoes in China. First built in the Northern Wei Dynasty (368-534) and then reconstructed many times in other dynasties, it is the largest such relic in Guyuan and gained State protection in 1982.

There are more than 22 grottoes well preserved in the mountain, most of which are located in five scenic sites, from south to north respectively: Dafo Tower, Zisun Palace, Yuanguang Temple, Xiangguo Temple and Taohua Cave. Yuanguang Temple is one of the most famous sites in the scenic area.


1. The best time to visit is summer and autumn;

2. During the low season, you may take a chartered vehicle to Xumi Mountain from Sanying;

3. There are not many hotels in the scenic spot and you have to live in Guyuan City.

Opening hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission: 10 Yuan

How to get there: Bus from Guyuan to Sanying Town.



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