The Mogao Caves (Chinese: 莫高窟; pinyin: Mògāo kū), also known as the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas (Chinese: 千佛洞; pinyin: qiān fó dòng), southeast of the center of Dunhuang, an oasis strategically located at a religious and cultural crossroads on the Silk Road, in Gansu province, China, 8th century.
clay Bodhisattva Dunhuang, ca. 800 CE. The Tang Dynasty saw growth and prosperity where Buddhist beliefs, temples, and art permeated almost all levels of life. This sculpture reflects the wealth of the great Buddhist monasteries decorated in rich clothing painted in lush colors. 5 ft 3 inch.
The reconstructed Daming Palace (大明宫) ("Palace of Great Brilliance") --the center of 8th century Tang Dynasty China, was the imperial palace complex of the Tang Dynasty, located in its capital Chang'an. It served as the royal residence of the Tang emperors for more than 220 years. Today, it is designated as a national heritage site of China. The area is located northeast of present-day Xi'an, Shaanxi Province.