Kizilgaha caves

Kizilgaha Caves
Kizilgaha caves is located in Southern Xinjiang
Kizilgaha caves
Shown within Southern Xinjiang
LocationXinjiang, China
Coordinates41°47′30″N 82°53′55″E / 41.791667°N 82.898611°E / 41.791667; 82.898611Coordinates: 41°47′30″N 82°53′55″E / 41.791667°N 82.898611°E / 41.791667; 82.898611

The Kizilgaha Caves (simplified Chinese: 克孜尔尕哈石窟; traditional Chinese: 克孜爾尕哈石窟; pinyin: Kèzīěrgǎhā shíkū) consist in a Buddhist Temple inside a complex of caves in the area of Kucha, Xinjiang, China. The paintings in the cave go back to the 5th century CE.[1] Other famous sites nearby are the Ah-ai Grotto, Kizil Caves, Kumtura, Subashi Temple and the Simsim caves.[2]


  1. ^ Yamauchi, Kazuya; Taniguchi, Yoko; Uno, Tomoko; Conservation, Japan Center for International Cooperation in (2007). Mural Paintings of the Silk Road: Cultural Exchanges Between East and West : Proceedings of the 29th Annual International Symposium on the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo, January 2006. Archetype. p. 35. ISBN 978-1-904982-22-7.
  2. ^ (Other than Kizil)... "The nearby site of Kumtura contains over a hundred caves, forty of which contain painted murals or inscriptions. Other cave sites near Kucha include Subashi, Kizilgaha, and Simsim." in Buswell, Robert E.; Lopez, Donald S. (24 November 2013). The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism. Princeton University Press. p. 438. ISBN 978-1-4008-4805-8.
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