Experience charm of Mogao Grottoes at Shanghai Tower
An exhibition featuring life-size replicas of the famous Mogao Grottoes, including No. 29 Yulin Cave and No. 220 and No. 285 Mogao Caves, opened at Shanghai Tower on April 28.
Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes, also known as the Thousand Buddha Grottoes, in northwest Gansu Province, are a 1,600-year-old UNESCO world heritage site.
The Dunhuang Research Institute has adopted high-definition digital technology to restore the original appearance of the caves. No. 29 Yulin Mogao Cave made its debut after the new technology was used to enhance the ancient structure.
The exhibition showcases over 100 pieces of Silk Road cultural relics, including a bronze statue named “Galloping Horse Treading on a Flying Swallow” from the East Han Dynasty (AD 25-220).
Gu Jianping, general manager of Shanghai Tower Construction and Development Co Ltd, said that Shanghai Tower, the tallest skyscraper in China, is becoming a new narrator of traditional Chinese culture in the new era.