Year-Old Oasis Known as the City of Sands, Dunhuang
in the western part of Gansu
Province was originally an important post on the
ancient Silk Road. Among the most famous archaeological
treasures are the Mogao Grottoes. There is a total of
492 caves housing one of the country's most famous collections
of Chinese Buddhist scriptures frescoes and paintings.
Other attractions include the Western Thousand-Buddha
Caves and the Singing Sand Mountain.
Dunhuang lies at the western end of the
Hexi Corridor in Gansu Province in Northwest China,
an oasis on the eastern edge of Takli- makan Desert.
It is nourished by melted snow water from the Qilian
Mountains. The ancient town used to be an important
stop-over point on the Silk Road. The name "Dunhuang"
was given in the Han Dynasty. In Chinese "Dun"
means grandness and " Huang" means prosperity.
In the 2nd century B.C. Emperor Wudi of the Han Dynasty
sent imperial envoy Zhang Qian to the Western Regions,
opening up a trade route which was to be known as the
"Silk Road" in history.The imperial court
set up Dunhuang Prefecture in A.D. 111 and Dunhuang
became a strategic town. Through this route Chinese
culture and products, especially silk, were introduced
to European and Middle East coun tries, and foreign
culture and products such as Buddhism of India came
to central China.
China Great Travel offers customized Dunhuang
tours which including private Dunhuang tour packages
and group big bus day trips. The following tours are
for your reference. There are many other tour attractions
you can choose. We are always ready to tailor make a
private and personal Dunhuang tour package for you which
can have more tourist destinations included: Beijing,
Urumqi, Turpan, Jiayuguan, Zhangye, Xining, Xi'an and
Shanghai. Just send us an email to get our travel expert
help planning your China tour to Dunhuang.
Private Dunhuang City
||1 Day Mogao Grottoes
& Dunhuang Museum Tour
Tour Code: Dunhuang_01
Mogao Grottoes are famous for some of the
finest examples of Buddhist statues and wall
paintings, spanning a period of 1,000 years.
Along with Longmen Grottoes and Yungang Grottoes,
The Mogao Grottoes are one of the three famous
ancient Buddhist sculptural sites of China.
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Inclusive Of Visiting Dunhuang