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  Dunhuang in brief  
Dunhuang, located in west Gansu Province, is a well-known historical and cultural site listed by the State. After travelling for hours towards Dunhuang, the flat, barren desert landscape suddenly gives way to lush green cultivated fields with mountainous rolling sand dunes as a backdrop. The area has a certain haunting beauty, especially at night under a star-studded sky. It's not so much the de
  Dunhuang Attractions  
Mogao Grotto   The Mogao Grottoes, commonly named Thousand-Buddha Caves, and praised as "a glittering pearl that adorns the Silk Road", are the most famous grottoes in China. Located 25km southeast of Dunhuang County, these caves are carved out of the sandstone cliffs of Mingsha Mountain, extending some 1600m from south to north. Constructed in 10 dynasties from the fourth to the 14th centu
  Dunhuang Transportation  
Air   Dunhuang Airport lies 13 km (8.1 miles) east of the city and offers direct flights to Beijing, Lanzhou, Xi'an and Urumqi. Regular buses run from the CAAC offices on Dong Dajie near the Dunhuang Hotel to the airport.   TrainThe closest train station lies 130 km (80.8 miles) to the north in the town of Liuyuan. The Liuyuan station services trains from cities like Shanghai, Beijin
  Dunhuang Food  
Santubenyue   Use the omelette, the laver and the Kinhua ham and according to three rabbits with in the Hole of Mogaos to use only three ears skillful of replaced six ears, the formation equilateral triangle, color gorgeous" three rabbits Zao well diagrams" are cold to put together but become, conceiving outline the handiness.   Tiannvsanhua   Melt the many women's images in H
  Dunhuang Shopping  
Many claim that Dunhuang's Shazhou Night Market has the best selection of local handicrafts, antiques, jade, silk and tea in town, though you can often times find the same stuff on Da Shichang street at more reasonable prices. The Mogao Caves are surrounded by a variety of shops offering "authentic" handicrafts mimicking the cave artiwork created by the monks, pilgrims and scholars.
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