Dunhuang Attraction

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The Ancient City of Dunhuang Movie Set

Chinese name: 敦煌影视城 (Dunhuang Yingshicheng). Location: about 25 km from downtown Dunhuang City, Gansu Province. Opening time: 08:00-17:00. Ticket: CNY30. How to get there: take a taxi from the downtown of Dunhuang City, about 15 minutes' drive. Best time for visit: May-October. Introduction...

Buddhist Caves/Grottos

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...

Historical Relics

The Han Dynasty Extends of The Great Wall

Chinese name: 敦煌汉长城(Dunhuang Han Changcheng) Location: About 5 kilometers away from the Yumen Pass, in the North of Dunhuang City, Gansu Province. Entrance fee: Around RMB 40 Opening time: 8:00 - 18:00 Best time for visit: All year round. How to get there: There are buses to Nanhu County f...


Dunhuang Museum

Chinese name: 敦煌博物馆 (Dunhuang Bowuguan) Location: No. 8, East Yangguan Road, in the city center of Dunhuang City, Gansu Province. Opening time: 08:00-18:00 Ticket: free How to get there: take taxi, bicycle or walk to the attraction. A brief introduction to Dunhuang Museum Formerly an Archae...

Unique Natural Sights

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 ...

Natural Attractions

Yumen Pass

Name in Chinese: 玉门关 (Yu Men Guan) Location: 90 km northeast of Dunhuang City, Gansu Province. Entrance fee: CNY40. Opening time: all day long. How to get to Yumen Pass: rent a car from Dunhuang city, about CNY300, the ride there and back is roughly 7-8 hours, the road conditions are good, an...