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Dunhuang

Overview

The oasis town of Dunhuang lies at a crucial junction of the Silk Road, that ancient braid of caravan trails stretching for more than 7,000 kilometers from China to the Mediterranean, which served as a highway not just for merchandise, but also for ideas, religious, cultural and artistic. By the 4th century AD, the Silk Road had brought Dunhuang both commercial prosperity and a growing Buddhist community. The name “Dunhuang”, meaning “to flourish and prosper”, indicates its prominence in ancient times.

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  • How to Arrange Your Trip
  • Travel Season
    Best travel season Being surrounded by high mountains, Dunhuang belongs to continental climate. It is dry all year round with very little rainfall. The annual average temperature is 9.3 °C, but ranges from 24.7 °C in July to −9.3°C in January. Th...
  • Transportation
    Airport Dunhuang Airport Dunhuang Airport is one of eight civil airports in Gansu, located in Mogao County. Built in 1982, this airport in Dunhuang has a history of more than 20 years. After 1982, Dunhuang airport has been expanded for twice, an...
  • Dinning
    Dunhuang Niang Pi Zi It is a local snack with a long history. Made of flour, Niang Pi Zi looks like noodle, but the taste of it is totally different. Dunhuang Niang Pi Zi is highly praised and widely accepted because of its unique making art and fla...
  • Shopping
    What to buy Craft Camel As we know, camel is the main conveyance tool on the Silk Road. People love it because of its spirits: that can bear heat and strict cold, hunger and thirst, with great fortitude. Dunhunag folk crafts take cotton as birth, ...
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