The Maijishan Grottoes are a series of caves, 194 in total,
cut in the side of the hill of Majishan in Tianshui, China. The
caves contain over 7,200 Buddhist sculptures with over 1,000
square meters of murals. Construction began around the end of
the 4th century cutting small caves into the mountain of
purplish red sandstone. Although the region has fallen victim
to many earthquakes the caves remain intact, all excavated on
the cliff face some 30 to 80 meters above ground.