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 Located at the northwest of Gansu Province and bordering with Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Qinghai Province, Dunhuang is an oasis town under the administration of Jiuquan City. it was a major point of interchange between China and the outside world - a stopping-off post for both incoming and outgoing trading caravans.

For centuries Buddhist monks at Dunhuang collected scriptures from the west, and many pilgrims passed through the area, painting murals inside the Mogao Caves or "Caves of a Thousand Buddhas". A small number of Christian artifacts have also been found in the caves, evidence to the people from Europe who made their way along the Silk Road.

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Explore Dunhuang's former greatness on the 2-day trip to visit the essential sights, including grand Mogao Buddhist Caves, magical Mingsha Shan, and clear Crescent Moon Lake in the deserts.

Take a 3-day fantastic trip to the mysterious oasis town - Dunhuang, along the ancient Silk Road. Discover the natural miracle - Mingsha Shan and Crescent Moon Lake; the historical cultural sites - Mogao Caves and Dunhuang Museum.

This 4-day Dunhuang trip presents natural, historical and cultural attractions in a deeper way; from the natural miracle - Mingsha Shan, Crescent Moon Lakes and Yadan Geo Park, to the historic site - Mogao Caves and Yumen Pass …

This 4-day private Dunhuang expedition provides you a great opportunity to experience camel riding and have a camping holiday in the wild Gobi desert, which would be very exciting and romantic. You will also visit top tourist attractions in Dunhuang, including Mogao Grottoes, Yumen Pass, and China Great Wall of Han Dynasty.

Dunhuang Attractions More

  • Mogao Grottoes
    Mogao Grottoes

    Situated 25 km southeast of Dunhuang city, Mogao Grottoes (also named the Caves of Thousand Buddhas) were built into the desert cliffs above a river ...

  • Crescent Lake & Singing Sand Mountains
    Crescent Lake & Singing Sand Mountains

    6km south of the center of Dunhuang at the Singing Sand Mountains, the Crescent Lake is an oasis Gobi desert, which is surrounded the numerous sand ...

  • Yumen Pass
    Yumen Pass

    Yumen Pass, situated in the Gobi Desert eighty kilometers northwest of Dunhuang County town in Gansu Province, is a strategic fort on the ancient Si ...

  • Yang Pass
    Yang Pass

    Yang Pass, together with another grand pass - Yumen Pass acted as two important western passageways of Great Wall to Central Asia, India and Europe ...

  • Yardang National Geologic Park
    Yardang National Geologic Park

    Situated 180 km to the northwest of downtown Dunhuang, Yardang National Geologic Park is the biggest Yardang landform group in the world found so fa ...

  • Ancient City of Dunhuang Movie Set
    Ancient City of Dunhuang Movie Set

    Covering an area of 12,700 square meters, Ancient City of Dunhuang Movie Set locates about 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) southwest of Dunhuang City,It ...

  • Dunhuang Museum
    Dunhuang Museum

    Dunhuang Museum is a three storey museum locating at Yangguan East Road in Dunhuang City. It was set up in 1979 and the construction covers an area ...

Dunhuang | Food & Restaurants More

Deeply influenced by nomadic culture, local cuisine in Dunhuang is featured with wheat flour noodles served with lamb, chicken or beef. BBQ mutton is very popular dish everywhere in the town. And Dunhuang Rang Pizi is another well-known specialty here, which is actually made from pea flour with jelly look. Developed and improved by Zhao Changan (master chef and restaurateur), Dunhuang dishes are recognized as one of the New Eight Cuisines of China. Famous dishes include Camel Hoof on the Silk Road, Stir-fried Hump with Five Shredding, Quick-frying Hump ... More

Dunhuang | Weather & Climate More

Surrounded by Gobi desert, Dunhuang is an oasis town situated at the west-most edge of Hexi Corridor, between Qilian Mountain and Mazong Mount. It has an elevation of 1138 meter above sea level.Dunhuang has a typical continental climate. It is dry all year round with very little rainfall.(about 39.9 mm a year), and the temperature varies considerably in one day. The average annual temperature is 9.4 degree Celsius. The ideal time to visit Dunhu ... More

Dunhuang Travel Tips More

Dunhuang is an ancient desert staging post on the Silk Road, rich in culture, relics and natural scenery. Some typical attractions include Mogao Caves, Singing Sand Mountains and Crescent Moon Lake. The following tips would be useful for your Datong tour. Best time to Dunhuang1. The best time to visit Dunhuang and the ancient Silk Road is from May through October. So be sure to plan your trip during these months.2. Sandstorms are frequenters of Dunhuang in March and April. It can be a problem in the Dunhuang, with the wind sometimes reaching speeds of ... More

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