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Bingling Si grotto or temple is situated in Dasigou, a valley of mount Jish. it is about 35km southwest of Yongjing county in Gansu province. The caves were first cut in 420ac and the cutting continued for more than a thousand years. Now the caves are divided into three parts: the upper temple part , the lower temple part and the caves. There are all in 216 cave niches. More than eight hundred images. About one thousands square  meters of mural paintings and fifty pagodas. more than four hundred pieces of cultural relics are kept in the museum, including colored pottery, gold and bronze images of Buddha,(Tangka and other stat5ues of made in Tibetan temples) and Buddhist scriptures. In 1961 Bingling cave temple was chosen as one of the national major unit of cultural relics.