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.
Mogao Caves, Echoing-Sand Mountain, Crescent Lake, Yadan National Geologic Park, Yumen Pass, Great Wall of the Han Dynasty
Day 1 Dunhuang Arrival (No Meals)
Our driver and guide will wait for you at the airport terminal exit or train station by holding a welcome sign with your name on it. Then you will be driven to the hotel and have a good rest. The rest of the day is free at your disposal. Accommodation: Dunhuang
Day 2 Dunhuang ( Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner )
Today we will firstly visit the most notable attraction in Dunhuang, the Mogao Caves. one of the four most famous caves in China. The grottoes, also know as Caves of the Thousand Buddha, preserve nearly a thousand years of Buddhist cave temple architecture, clay sculpture, mural paintings, and manuscripts, dating from the 5th to the 14th centuries. And in Tourist Reception Center, which functions as Digital Exhibition Center now, tourists will see two 20-minute long digital movies to have a overall understand of Silk Road Tour.
In the afternoon continue to visit the Echoing-Sand Mountain. When you slide down the slope, you can hear the roaring echo of sands, hence the name. A short Camel Ride(optional) will leave you a unforgettable memory. Riding along the mountain to reach theCrescent Lake, your eyes will be feasted on the crescent-shaped spring surrounded by the endless Gobi desert. Then back to downtown Dunhuang to have dinner and then back to hotel. Accommodation: Dunhuang
Day 3 Dunhuang ( Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner )
Today’s first stop is Yadan National Geological Park to see magical landscape created by thousands of years eolian erosion. In Yadan Geological Park we will see the unique dessert view and various shaped landscape, and also you will hear the interesting and attractive ancient local folktale. Then we will drive to visit Yumenguan Pass and Han Dynasty Great Wall. Yumenguan Pass was set in the West Han Dynasty when building Great Wall. The pass was named so because this pass used to be the only pass to transfer Jade produced in turkestan to China (Jade is called YU in Chinese, and Yumen means Gate of Jade). The existed Han Dynasty Great Wall is much less grand than the Ming Dynasty Great Wall in Beijing. Great Wall here is built mainly with rammed earth and has been badly effected by eolian erosion. But we could still imagine the original look of that Great Wall. Back to hotel in Dunhuang. If have interest in local food and market, taking a walk at Shazhou Night Market is an ideal way to send night time. Accommodation: Dunhuang
Day 4 Dunhuang Departure ( Breakfast )
According to the flight/train time, your guide will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to airport or train station to depart Dunhuang.
*All entrance tickets as mentioned in itinerary
*All meals or local cuisine as noted in itinerary
*All private transfer as mentioned in itinerary
* Hotel with breakfast
*Air-condition car and driver,English speaking tour guide
*One bottle of mineral water per day
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