Dunhuang is the best stop of the Silk Road in Gansu and is the gateway to Xinjiang and the area beyond. Though it is much more arduous to go by land instead by air to Dunhuang, it is a very special and an unforgettable experience. The highway is 380km long. A city ruin along the way is worth seeing. Along the highway you may also see mirages, which led many ancient merchant caravans astray into the "desert of death". In the past ancient caravans from central China to the Western Region stopped at Dunhuang to replenish before they went into the Taklimakan Desert. The caravans coming out of the desert from the other end also stopped there before they continued eastward into central China
Dun in Chinese means "grand", Huang means "prosperity". During Han and Tang Dynasty, it was a major point of interchange between China and the outside world – a stopping-off post for both incoming and outgoing trading caravans. Dunhuang was made a prefecture in 117 BC by Emperor Han Wudi. Located near the historic junction of the northern and southern Silk Roads, it was a town of military importance.
The hub of the legendary Silk Road of ancient times is endowed with world's richest treasure house of Buddhist sutras, murals and sculptures, all of which can be seen on this city tour package to Dunhuang. The magnificent Mogao Grottos (Caves of A Thousand Buddhas) will amaze you, as will the beautiful Echoing-sand Dune and the Crescent Lake. As well as the fine views a camel ride will give you a first hand experience of what it was like when caravans plied the Silk Road. This is a truly extraordinary tour that is steeped in historic traditions.
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Mogao Grottoes is one of the biggest and most significent grottoes in China. Mingsha Shan & Yueya Quan :The Singing Sand Mountains are famous for the sounds the wind makes when blowing over the dunes.
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Dunhuang Mogao Caves, also known as "Thousand Buddha Grottoes", It's worthy of the name of art treasure house of the Chinese Nation.Crescent Moon Spring is 6km south of Dunhuang in the Singing Sands Mountains and is quite literally an oasis in the desertThe Singing Sand Mountains and Crescent Moon Spring are twin sisters of natural beauty in the wild Gobi Desert.
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Mogao Caves are the reminder of Dunhuang's flourish, inside a huge collection of artistic carved Buddhist temples, sculptures and paintings was created over a period of one hundred years starting from the 4th century.
The Crescent Lake and Echoing-Sand Mountain are included in Dunhuang Tour.
Great Wall can also be found in Dunhuang. Although the remains of Yangguan Pass, Yumenguan Pass are crumbling walls, you can still feel the grandeur and importance in ancient time.
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The hub of the legendary Silk Road of ancient times is endowed with world's richest treasure house of Buddhist sutras, murals and sculptures, all of which can be seen on this city tour package to Dunhuang Jiayuguan City is located in the most narrow valley central highest mountain terrain, eight kilometers north
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Dunhuang also prides itself on its charming natural beauty. Crescent Moon Spring and the Singing Sand Mountains are fantastic way to experience the desert landscape of Dunhuang.Yadan landform:As a wind-eroded Yardang landform, the beautiful landscape is of high value for tourism developmentDue to long-term wind erosion, soft sands and small stones have been swept away,-----*
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Xi'an, as one of the six famous ancient capitals in China, has got its cultural heritage, historic site and the graceful bearing till today. The Forest of Stone Tablets, the City Wall In Ming dynasty, the First Qin Emperor's Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses are well-known by all the people. The hub of the legendary Silk Road of ancient times is endowed with world's richest treasure house of Buddhist sutras, murals and sculptures