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Mogao Grottoes
6,991 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
ViviLwe really enjoyed this place. It’s amazing how these caves and statues have been preserved for many years and the history background of each one of them. The tickets entrance is only a 100 without a tour guide and it includes the bus ride to the actual caves.
Mingsha Mountain Crescent Spring
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ViviLIf you ever visit Dunhuang going to this place should be included. We had an amazing experience here and it was our favorite activity. we arrived around 2pm and paid 100 RMB as the entrance ticket to the scenic spot. once you go inside you have to pay separately for each of the activities but all of them are optional. The options are: camel ride, shoe protection, helicopter ride, motor ski, kind of Sandboard ( sitting down), buggie and jeep ride in the desert. After doing these activities of just enjoying the view you can go to the oasis area which is located inside the same place. Visit the temple and take some great pictures while getting ready to climb the hill to enjoy the sunset.
See Dunhuang Again Performance
1,195 Reviews
205***68The hero of the sand, the mysterious passer-by, the emperor will be, the millennium past, has been buried in the sand ...... no ...... you have not disappeared, you have become a vow, we are forever the blood of the eternal! You are spring, you are autumn, you are Tang, you are Song, you are a split second, you are a thousand years! Highly recommended! ❤️❤️❤️
Yangguan Ancient Site
1,908 Reviews
Historical Site
ViviLWe had an amazing day at the ancient city. it’s located like 30 mins by taxi away from downtown. The small village is a fantastic spot for photography. You can rent a Chinese outfit and pay for profesional camera photo for only 200RMB. You can either walk around the village or ride a 6 sits bike. outside the village you can rent a horse or a motor car ski and enjoy the desert in a different way.
Yumen Pass
1,684 Reviews
Historical Site
Ancient Trail
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
雪梨SydOn the way to Yadan so you have to pay. It''s much cheaper compared to others so not bad to stop over for a few minutes.
"Si Lu Hua Yu" Performance
798 Reviews
M15***77"Silk Road Flower Rain" is a true, kind and beautiful hymn dedicated to the world by contemporary Chinese culture. "Silk Road Flower Rain" shows the true human feelings, is simple and magnificent, moving. "Silk Road Flower Rain" shows the good people, is magnificent and full of, moving people. The beauty of human nature in the Silk Road Flower Rain is full and noble and refreshing.

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About Dunhuang

Dunhuang is located in western Gansu, an oasis in the vast Gobi Desert. Previously one of the important and strategic cities on the famous Silk Road, it contains over 2,000 years of history. Dunhuang is one of the frontier towns established around 104 BC, serving as a fortification to protect against invading tribes. Centuries later, Dunhuang was the main communication post between ancient China and the rest of the world. Christian and Jewish artifacts have been found in the area, showing the variety of travelers who made the journey along the Silk Road. Its style has fascinated travelers for ages. The Thousand Buddha Grottoes (or Mogao Caves) to the southeast of the city are a precious treasure trove of Buddhist art. There are exquisite wall paintings and statuary. Head northwest from Mogao Caves to the Great Wall at Yumen Pass and the Great Wall at Yang Pass to see the remnants of the Han Dynasty Great Wall, which were left behind in these famous mountain passes. Dunhuang's natural landscape is extremely worth seeing and enjoying. The wondrously multicolored Danxia Landform is a favorite place among photography lovers.

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Dunhuang Weather

May 11, 2021
12 ~ 32
May 12, 2021
14 / 28
May 13, 2021
Light rain
10 / 20
May 14, 2021
11 / 29
May 15, 2021
10 / 22
May 16, 2021
9 / 23
Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Dunhuang
May 11, 2021 Dunhuang Weather:Sunny, Northeasterly Wind:0-10 kph, Humidity:16%, Sunrise/Sunset:06:30/20:46
Dunhuang Travel:Suitable, Umbrella:Not Required, UV Strength:Severe

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Here are the best places to visit in Dunhuang, including: Mingsha Mountain Crescent Spring,Mogao Grottoes,Yadan National Geological Park
You could try Mingsha Mountain Crescent Spring,Mogao Grottoes,Yangguan Ancient Site,Yueya Spring Small town,Yumen Pass in Dunhuang
I recommended Yadan National Geological Park, West Thousand Buddha Caves, The Han Great Wall, Dafangpan City Site, Dunde Glacier.
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