Kuqa called Qiuci in ancient times, locates in the midwest of Xinjiang, 750km from Urumqi. It is a famous and remarkable tourist city along the silk road. There are over 50 cultural relics and historic sites in Kuga, among them the Kizil Thousand-Buddha Caves is the most well known, and qiuci music as famous as the grotto art is an important part in the western region music.
Majour attractions:
Ancient Qiuci city ruins:
the ancient Qiuci was honoured as “the capital of western resgion Buddhism and its music”. From these two fames, you may dope out what you will visit or learn here, yes, they are unique music and magnificant grotto art. The Ruins is lying in Pilang Village, about two kilometers to the west of Kuqa County. According to historical record, The ancient city of Qiuci was in the shape of an irregular square. The city wall was about 8000 meters in perimeter and two to seven meters in height. The northern, southern and eastern part of the wall was 2000, 1806 and 1646 meters long respectively. Judging from the remnants of the western part, it was about 2200 meters long. All its former glories has faded away only leave these worn out ruins for the later generations lamenting with sighs.

Kizil Thousand-Buddha Caves:
Just like other Buddha caves in China, Kizil Thousand-Buddha Caves also reserved many sculptures and frescos about Buddhism. There was a time that the ancient Qiuci city was the political and economic and cultural centre of the western regions because of geographical situation. The spread of Buddhism from India fist came to Xinjiang and formed into the Western Regions Buddhism, and then to inland. Most of the content based on the story of Buddhism, Buddhist stories, there are a Buddha Sakyamuni, the Bodhisattva, the Lokapala, and so on. They are the representatives of Qiuzi grottos. They are the representatives of Qiuzi grottos. They are the representatives of Qiuzi grottos and play an indispensable in studing the Buddhism and the exchanges of different cultures in ancient China.

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