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The Ruins of Dandanwulik

About 100 kilometers of the Cele county in the desert,the ruins of Dandanwulik was located by Aurel Stein in 1900 and the documents and papers,paintings and  the precious relics made  geh out side learn more about the secret site.

Groups of the old houses are under or half covered by the sand,rows of the pillars and  the frames of the rooms still stand in the sand.

The ruin was a Buddhist city at that time.A lot of frescoes of Buddha,Bodhisattva,some of the pictures are even bigger than the real people,a plenty of relief sculpture of figurines ,a large quantity of the documents,they are in different languages,not only the Chinese,but Brahmi,Sanskrit,ancient Turkie,but the most unique objects are the engravings.Four of these engravings told the same stories as they were recorded in Travel to the West by the famous monk of the Tang Dynasty,Xuanzang.

The first piece is “Silk Princess”.It was said that there was no silk in Yutian.In order to obtain the way to raise the cocoon,the king of Yutian asked the Han Emperor to marry one princess.What he wanted the princess to do was to take some cocoon to Yutian.The princess successfully arrived at Yutian with the cocoon hiding in her hair,where was the only safe place to keep the cocoon.

The second piece is “Persian Bodhisattva”,the third piece is “the Picture of Dragon Princess”,the fourth piece is”the Wonder Mice”.