When Dunhuang is mentioned, a desolate dessertscape would come to your mind, the boundless desert, scarcely-distributed oasis, tired camels etc.. Dunhuang, referred as Sand Oasis in ancient times, is a famous historical and cultural city of China and used to be an important city along Silk Road, a glorious silk trade route in ancient Chinese history. This slender-shaped city directly stretches to Western Regions, Central Asia and Europe, connecting China and western countries together. Walking westwards along the ancient Silk Road, you would be rewarded with the magnificent Great Wall, numerous historical sites, exquisite grotto art etc.. When you are visiting Dunhuang, you should never miss overwhelming Mogao Caves, mysterious Echoing-Sand Mountain, beautiful Crescent Lake, time-weathered Yumenguan Pass etc.. These are all great reasons for you to pay a visit to this time-honored cultural city. Come to Dunhuang, and you would be rewarded more than expected!
Dunhuang is deemed as the sparkling pearl embedded along the ancient Silk Road trail and has long been a refuges for weary travelers. Most visitors only stayed long enough to swap a camel and have a feed, while Dunhuang has much more than this for travelers. The world-renowned Mogao Caves, mysterious Echoing-Sand Mountain, breathtaking Crescent Lake, time-weathered Yumenguan Pass, are all must-haves for a perfect Dunhuang travel. No Dunhuang travel is complete without them. Come to Dunhuang and experience these must-visits one by one and it would never disappoint you!
Dunhuang Mogao Cave, subscribed into world culture heritage in 1987, is the most valuable cultural discovery in the 20th century. Dunhuang Mogao Cave is world-known for its Buddhist murals and sculptures, and it is the largest and richest Buddhism holy land in the world so far. Its impressive scale and rich content on the murals and sculptures are unparalleled to the ones in any other religion caves, temples and palaces. Murals in Dunhuang Mogao Cave are Buddhist ones predominantly, among which Flying Apsaras are the most famous. Flying Apsaras is the symbol of Dunhuang culture, which is also a branch of Buddhism murals.
Dunhuang food is brimming with profound northwestern flavor. Just like people in other places of northwest area of China, people in Dunhuang is much particular about noodles, both in preparing elements and in eating methods. The most representative Dunhuang food are Cold Noodle, Yellow Noodles, Hand-made Noodles with Diced Meat etc.. To any travelers, their Dunhuang travel are incomplete if they missed tasting these must-eats.
As is known to all, Dunhuang, as a famous historical city, is a great getaway many history-lovers, while it also has much to offer for shopping-addicts. The most famous shopping place in Dunhuang is Shazhou market located in the Sunshine Middle Road. Other shopping places like Feitian Shopping Mall, Tianma Shopping Mall and Jifangzhai Market, are all distributed in the downtown of Dunhuang, which are all great getaway for shopping.