Such construction of cave temples and paintings of the frescoes, as well as sculptures continued for a thousand years until the Yuan Dynasty.
The frescoes contain many artistic presentations of famous images as depicted in various Buddhist sutras and stories, such as Vimakirti-Nivdesa, Amiatabha Sutra, Sukhavativyuha-Sutra, Vipasyana Sukhavativyuha Sutra (Sixteen Contemplations Sutra). the Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss in the West and various Boddhisattva (e.g. Manjusri and Visvabhadva). The images are of oustanding and graceful artistic forms, which can best be illustrated by the famous flying Apsaras showering flowers. It can also be noted that the different images, although originating from those in India, begin to depart from the Indian influences and are gradually showing the beginning of an aesthetic form of their own. These often reflect daily life in China in the age the frescoes were painted.