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. You will have nothing to worry about on this tour and just follow your guide to explore this famous historic and cultural city.
Your hotel in Dunhuang downtown area
Around 09:00 (Also flexible if you advise)
Pickup/ drop off at hotel.
You will visit: Daunhuang Museum, Mogao Caves, Echoing-Sand Mountain, Crescent Lake
Our local driver and guide will pick you up from hotel at confirmed time. Today we will firstly visit Daunhuang Museum where some precious arts and relics are preserved here. It is also a great place to learn about Dunhuang culture and history as well as the history of Ancient Silk Road. Then we will drive to 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. Walking along the mountain to reach the Crescent 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 your hotel.