A 1:25 scale model of Datong, China's Yungang Grottoes on display at Tobu World Square in Japan
Hey, wait, those tourists look kind of funny…
click on the photo for a closer look.

(photo by “Kzaral)

At first glance, this looks like a nice photo of the stunning Yungang Grottoes (or Yungang Caves) in Datong, China. At second glance, it still does—at least it did to me when I first saw it. Soon, however, something about the photo started bugging me, and then I realized that it was actually a nice photo of a model of the Yungang Grottoes, specifically the 1:25 scale model on display at Japan’s Tobu World Square. (On the photographer’s page and on the TWS website itself, it’s misleadingly labeled as the Mogao Caves, but that’s actually a different display.) Regardless of the error, those models are pretty impressive. But not nearly as impressive as the actual sites, of course, so if you’d like to see the Yungang Grottoes in person, take a look at our Roots of Chinese Culture 14-Day Tour. The Mogao Caves in Dunhuang are featured on our Silk Road 16-Day Tour. Each of them is a treasure trove of priceless sights and artifacts.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
© 2009-2012 China International Travel CA, Inc.
California Seller of Travel Registration #2095947-40
Suffusion theme by Sayontan Sinha