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Dunhuang Travel Guide

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Singing Sand Mountain
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Mogao Grottoes

Duhuang is a county-level city that lies to the very northwest part of Gansu Province. Situated near the common boundary of Gansu, Qinghai and Xinjiang, the historical city Dunhuang is a renowned tourist destination, famous for the Mogao Caves, with Mt. Qilian in the south, Mt. Mazong in the north and desert from east to west. Since the exploring of Silk Road in the Han Dynasty, Dunhuang gradually developed as an important along Silk Road for economical exchange between ancient China and western nations. Besides the economical function, Dunhuang commands a strategic position at the crossroads of the ancient Southern Silk Route and the main road leading from India via Lhasa to Mongolia and Southern Siberia, as well as controlling the entrance to the narrow Hexi Corridor, which leads straight to the heart of the north Chinese plains and the ancient capitals of Chang’an (today known as Xi’an) and Luoyang.

Nowadays Dunhuang is one of the most crucial attractions of all Silk Road tour itineraries. As a reminder of this historical area, we are left with the Mogao Caves, Yangguan Pass, Yumenguan Pass and many wonderful Chinese poems depicting the time. As a city in desert, sandstorm usually happens, so prepare glasses, hats and gauze kerchiefs are necessary for many tourists.

Dunhuang Tours

Dunhuang Highlight Day Tour

Traveling Cities: Dunhuang In only one day you will visit three representative attractions in Dunhuang to have comprehensive knowledge of the city and to know first-hand facts of the ancient Silk Road in Dunhuang and even the whole Hexi Corridor.

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2 Days Dunhuang Tour

Traveling Cities: DunhuangSpending 2 days to do a fast Dunhuang tour to find facts of the important stop along the ancient Silk Road tour to appreciate the irresistible glamour of Dunhuang city. Riding along the Echoing-sand Hill to enjoy the desert scenery and visit to Dunhuang Grottoes to witness the world-class art treasure house.

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3 Days Dunhuang Discover Tour

Traveling Cities: Dunhuang Dunhuang, the inner land city of China, keeps the richest cultural relics along Silk Road in China. What attracts numerous visitors to the city yearly is just the world Buddhist Treasure. Only the Mogao Grottoes will win many sites in China.

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4 Days Dunhuang Tour

Traveling Cities: Dunhuang Dunhuang is one of the most visited cities regarding Silk Road tour due to its location and the Mogao Grottoes. Taking that four days Dunhuang tour you will visit Mogao Caves, Echo-ing sand Hill, Crescent Lake, Yadan Land Form, Yumen Pass, Han Dynasty Great Wall, and Shahzou Night Market.

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Attractions

Mogao Grottoes

Mogao Grottoes locates 25 km from downtown Dunhuang on the eastern slope of Mingsha Shan (Mount Echoing Sand). The 750 caves lasts 1600 meters long from north to south. And the size of grottoes var...

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Crescent Lake

Crescent Lake locates about 6 kilometers south of Dunhuang city with a length of nearly 100 meters from south to north and a width of 25 meters from east to west. It was named Yueyaquan in the Qing...

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Echoing-sand Hill

The sand hill surrounding Crescent Lake is known as Echoing-sand Hill. The hill was named so because when the wind blows, the sand granulates flies and make the sound like singing. The hill is form...

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Duhuang Museum

The Dunhuang Museum is built in the year 1979 with an area of 2400 square meters, and it is located in the downtown area of Dunhuang City. The museum maily collects and displays the local cultural ...

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