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Dunhuang travel guide

Dunhuang travel guide

The city of Dunhuang is located in the very North East of the Gansu Province. As a major stop-off city on the Silk Road, Dunhuang is also known as the City of Sands or Shazhou (sandbank) due to its long expanses of sand dunes and golden shiny houses. The city flourishes with many historical and touristy sites that invite every traveler to escapism and respect, in a place where one can even wonder if we are still in China! Dunhuang is located in a fertile oasis where the left remnants of a crescent moon lake and the Singing Sand Mountain (Mingsha Shan) can still be visited. Being a strategic point for passing to India, Southern Siberia or even Mongolia, Dunhuang also displays a lot of advantages to enter mainland China and cities like Xi'an and much more. Before traveling to Dunhuang, travelers must know the arid and continental climate that is waiting for them, the city being surrounded by high mountains and located in western mainland China. Ranked as the best tourist destination in the whole Gansu Province, Dunhuang is just a must-see destination on your journey to the Taklamakan desert, Turpan or Urumqi city. A great desert stop-off point that will let you l... More information about Dunhuang »

Top Attractions in Dunhuang

Mogao Grottoes

Mogao Grottoes

Chinese name: 莫高窟 (Mogao Ku). Location: 25 km southeast of Dunhuang City, Gansu Province. Ticket: - April to October: CNY180 (sale of tickets stops at 16:30); - November to March: CNY120 (sale of tickets stops at 16:00). Opening time: - May to October: 08:15-18:00; - November to April : 09:15-17:30. How to get there: Buses running between downtown Dunhuang and Mogao Grottoes depart ever...

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Mingsha Shan & Yueya Quan (Singing Sand Mountains & Crescent Moon Spring)

Mingsha Shan & Yueya Quan (Singing Sand Mountains & Crescent Moon Spring)

Chinese name: 鸣沙山月牙泉 (Mingshashan Yueyaquan). Location: at the junction of Badain Jaran Desert and Taklimakan Desert, 6 km south of Dunhuang City, Gansu Province. Ticket: CNY120 in peak seasons, CNY60 in low seasons. Opening time: approximately 08:00-17:00 (adjusted in different seasons). How to get there: by bus No.3 from Dunhuang. Introduction Echoing-Sand Mountain (鸣沙山, Mingshashan) in D...

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