Dunhuang
Jiuquan
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4.7/5
13,312 Reviews
Desert
_We***73This place brought so many memories from home. I Loved walking on the sand dunes and honestly you really don't need the boots that they try to sell you.Fortunately, I got there when not many people were there, so I got to walk around the area without the disruption of other tourists. I also appreciate that this attraction is not very far away from downtown Dunhuang, which makes the experience time efficient.Definitely worth at least one visit.
4.5/5
7,878 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
Grotto
E49***64The Mogao Grottoes have beautiful caves and a lot of background history. You can pay extra for an English tour guide - it is worth it. The “Magao Grottoes” ice creams are so yummy (you can find them close at the exit). #Gansu#MagaoGrottoes
4.3/5
1,486 Reviews
Performances
当当🐒Tears in performances: not only the Dunhuang, there are generational change of the dynasty, the explorer, the officials who benefit melon state, the wine-giving poets, the wanderers looking out for the home... and the cool moonlight and stars in the Dunhuang desert after a thousand years. Classic? Thick? All the answers to the historical? modern? quaint, passing? need to be immersive and discovering. Salute the Dunhuang Again. Special add: The experience of less people is better!
4.5/5
2,401 Reviews
Geological Sites
National Park
D33***59We came here to watch the sunset at around 7pm, and it was stunning. The landforms are fascinating, and to watch the sun go down in the desert is a very special experience. You get taken to each sightseeing spot by coach, which is convenient in such a vast landscape. This place is definitely worth a visit, and if you can catch the sunset then I'd definitely recommend it. It's beautiful.
4.2/5
1,791 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.
4.4/5
1,990 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.

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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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19 Oct, 2021 Dunhuang Weather: Overcast, Northeasterly Wind: 0–10 kph, Humidity: 17%, Sunrise/Sunset: 07:55/18:57
Dunhuang Travel: Suitable, Umbrella: Not Required, UV Strength: Very Low

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