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Han Great Wall Dunhunag

  The Han Great Wall in Dunhuang is situated 5 km west of Yumen Pass. It was built by Han Wudi as a defense wall against Western Region. It is considered one of the oldest sections of Great Wall. Read more »

Yadan National Geological Park

Yadan National Geological Park also known as Ghost City due to the strange noise when there is a wind. It is situated 75 km west of Yumen Pass or 180 km northwest of Dunhuang. It is a physiognomy landscape formed by Aeolian erosion. If you are fan of natural landscape, it is one of the places must see. Read more »

Yumen pass

   It is located 80 km Northwest of Dunhuang. It was the strategic pass on the ancient Silk Road. It was named as a Yumen pass (Jade Pass in Chinese) because of Hotan Jade from Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region was transported from this pass. Read more »

Mingshahan (Echoing-Sand Mountain)

The Echoing-Sand Mountain is also a popular site drawing many local and foreign tourists in Dunhuang. The sand dunes get its name from the sounds produced by the wind, ranging from a roar during strong winds to sweet musical sounds during a light breeze. Read more »

Cresent Moon Lake

Crescent Lake

Crescent Lake is an amazingly blue colored lake between two huge sand dunes of Mingshashan in the Gobi Desert. It is located 6 km south of Dunhuang city. The lake is 200 meters long from east to west and 50 meter wide from south to north with average 1.5 meter water depth. Read more »

Mogao Grottoes

Mogao Grottoes is also known as “Thousand Buddha Caves or Mogao Caves”  which is located 25 kilometers southeast of Dunhuang. It is 1600 meters long from south to north and stacked to five stories building. Read more »