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Mogao Grottoes reopen after floods


Published on Jun 21, 2011

China’s famed Mogao Grottoes reopened to visitors on Friday having closed for two days due to excessive humidity. State news agency, Xinhua reported local officials as saying that humidity levels in the UNESCO-listed caves exceeded the set limit following last week’s torrential rains. The temporary closure was enforced to protect the Gansu province attraction’s 42,000m2 of Buddhist wall paintings, which date back as far as 366AD.

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