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Northern Xiangtangshan

Northern Xiangtangshan, located near the village of Hecun in the Fengfeng Mining District, is of monumental scale and consists of three main cave temples halfway up Drum Mountain (Gushan). This online feature explores two of the three. The North Cave is the oldest and largest cave. The South Cave is the basis of the Digital Cave—a virtual reconstruction of this damaged Buddhist temple—displayed in Echoes of the Past.

view of a sculpture on the central pillar in the North cave at northern Xiangtangshan

As renovation work continues in the Freer Gallery, the Sackler Gallery also will close on July 10, 2017. This museum-wide closure will allow us to completely reinstall our exhibitions and revitalize features to improve your visit. Both spaces will reopen on October 14, 2017, when we will welcome the public back to the Freer|Sackler: two galleries, one destination. For your safety, all visitors will have their bags checked. See the complete list of restricted items and bag sizes.