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6 days Dunhuang &Jiayuguan Pass Tour
Tour Code: DHT02
Departure: Daily
Tour Type: Private Tour
Attractions:Mogao Grottoes, Crescent moon spring, Jiayuguan Pass

Highlight: Dunhuang, a small city in Gansu Province, is located near the crossroads of the ancient Silk Road. It is made famous largely by the Buddhist Grottoes, known as the Mogao Grottoes, which are one of the

World's most important sites of ancient Buddhist culture. The grottoes, also known as Caves of the Thousand Buddhas, preserve nearly a thousand years of Buddhist cave-temple architecture, clay sculpture, mural paintings, and manuscripts, dating from the 5th to the 14th centuries.

Detail Itinerary (B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner)
Day 01 Dunhuang
Arrive at Dunhuang. Be met & transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the time.
Dunhuang Grottoes is one of the most complete collections of Buddhist frescoes and sculpture from a period ranging over ten dynasties. It is a colossal treasure-trove of, among other things, 45,000 square metres of frescos and 2,415 painted sculptures. The discovery of Tripitaka Cave at Dunhuang 100 years ago unveiled one of mankind's important disciplines of learning: Dunhuang studies. ancient dunhuang,caves of dunhuang,city of dunhuang.

Day 02 Dunhuang (B/L)
Visit the
Mogao Caves,the Folk-custom Museum and the Crescent Lakein the evening.

Mogao Grottoes. is one of the most complete collections of Buddhist frescoes and sculpture from a period ranging over ten dynasties. It is a colossal treasure-trove of, among other things, 45,000 square metres of frescos and 2,415 painted sculptures. The discovery of Tripitaka Cave at Dunhuang 100 years ago unveiled one of mankind's important disciplines of learning

Crescent Moon Spring/Singing Sand Mountains: Mingsha Hill offers the best picture-book desert scenery that travelers are likely to see along the entire length of the Silk Road.  Yueya Spring is near the northern foot of Mingsha Hill in the southern suburbs of Dunhuang City. It is shaped like a crescent moon, and its clear water is surrounded by grass. Crescent Moon Spring 120 (5 km is an amazing spectacle of the desert. Dune boarding because of that person-ming, the springs form a lake, surrounded by sand dunes, and resembles a crescent Bay name.Ridge, Goshiki yen slip soft sand, with the full bockii down by the wind and places, such as the old. Crescent Moon Spring  240 meters long, 39 meters wide, two meters water depth , reed, there are numerous springs back iron fish, Qixing grass, due to "Stephen Eigetsu and dust-free", "time immemorial filling sand is not Stephen, Stephen does not dry up dried up" and become a spectacle. sand Crescent Moon Spring Water coexistence, very quiet. "blue sunny days, the United States must Mankind Crescent Moon Spring, Yinshan sand surrounded on all sides, a ripple" barefoot hiking here,riding a camel, you can slide slide sand, traction parachute jump, the sand bath, sand therapy

Day 03 Dunhuang (B/L)
Visit the City Museum, the Western Thousand Buddha Caves, the Song Dynasty Film City, and the White Horse Pagoda.

Dunhuang Museum Located at Yangguan East Road in Dunhuang City, Dunhuang Museum was established in 1979. It was previously the location of an archaeological group of the county culture centre (Dunhuang City was a county as that time). The museum focuses on historic cultural relics. Its construction area is 2400 square meters.

the Western Thousand Buddha Caves The western one thousand Buddhas cave is located on the bluff on the north bank of Dang River, 33 kilometers to the southwest of Dunhuang City. 22 existent caves were built in Northern Wei, Western Wei, Northern Zhou, Sui, Tang, Five Dynasties, and Song Dynasties. They contain 910 square meters of frescos, 53 color statues. As a result of wash by the flow of the river, the bank has collapsed; many caves have only rear half.

the Song Dynasty Film City The Old City of Dunhuang  is also called Dunhuang Film City, resembling Shazhou City of Song Dynasty. A preparation for Sino-Japan's co-filming of Dunhuang, the city was modeled after Shazhou City and the long painting scroll Going Up the River at Qingming Festival. In the city, tourists can still find the imitations of ancient constructions, such as Dunhuang governor's apartment, temples, stores, shops, hotels, restaurants, residential houses and so on. It is another historical interest and filming base in Dunhuang. Over 10 films and TV plays have been produced in the Old City of Dunhuang, which include Dunhuang and Fengshenbang.

the White Horse Pagoda.The White Horse Pagoda was located on the outskirts of Dunhuang city,Taking the advantage of its geographic location it became a major stop on Silk Road.

Day 04 Jiayuguan (B/L)
Drive to Jiayuguan which is 385 kilometers away from Dunhuang.

Guan Jiayuguan City Jiayuguan City is located in the most narrow valley central  highest mountain terrain, eight kilometers north, and even Montenegro the Great Wall, seven kilometers south, and then the Great Wall the first pier is the western end of the Ming Great Wall is the key, since ancient times for the Hexi the first pass. Guan City, five years before the Ming Dynasty Hongwu (1372), strategically located and difficult because of terrain, architecture and the magnificent "the world", and even sleep lock yin "of. After the end of a pleasant trip back to the urban area

Day 05 Jiayuguan (B/L)
Visit the Jiayuguan Pass, the Great Wall on the Cliff and the Tombs in Wei and Jin Dynasties(about 1200 years ago).

After breakfast, first visitJiayuguan Pass. It is the first pass at the west end of the Great Wall of China,6 kilometers southwest of the city of Jiayuguan. Along with Juyongguan and Shanhaiguan, it is one of the main three passes along the Great Wall. The pass is trapezoid-shaped with a perimeter of 733 meters and an area of more than 33,500 square meters.

After lunch move on to Suspension Great Wall, 11 kilometers to the downtown Jiayuguan City, the Suspension Great Wall was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It gets its name because there is a 231 meter long section, with an obliquity of 45 degrees, built onto a 150m high ridge. From a distance, it looks like a dragon about to extend its body towards the ground.

Weijin Tomb Located about 15 kilometers northeast of Jiayuguan, Wei-Jin Mural Brick Tomb is a big tomb group with over 1,400 tombs built between the 3rd Century and 5th Century during the Wei and Jin dynasties.

Day 06 Dunhuang (B)
Drive back to Dunhuang.

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This trip price includes:

  1. Hotel accommodations with breakfast as specified (but hotels are subject to change to the same category before finally confirmed).
  2. All meals as specified in the itinerary.
  3. Transfers among airports & hotels as specified in the itinerary by private car or coach with driver & English-speaking guide.
  4. Entrance fees for sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary with English speaking guide.
  5. Domestic flights, trains or buses as specified in the itinerary.
  6. Domestic airports departure taxes have been charged with the flight tickets.
  7. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
    Arrangements for the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

The trip price does not include:

  1. Any meals which are not included in the "The trip price includes."
    Single Room Supplements (as the above quotation for accommodation is based on twin sharing room).
  2. International air and train tickets for coming to & leaving mainland China. Air tickets or train tickets not specified in the itinerary on the first arrival day and last departure day.
  3. Excess Baggage Charges.
  4. Personal expenses: Items of a purely personal nature such as drinks, laundry, tips to guides or drivers, FAX, telephone, excess baggage charges, or sightseeing or meals which are not included in the day-to-day itinerary.
    Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
  5. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.
  6. Visa fees


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