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2 Days Classic Dunhuang Tour

Destinations:Dunhuang
Duration: 2 Days
from: US$500
Tour Code: CITIC-SD-01

Summary: Yumen Pass was a strategic fort on the ancient Silk Road. It was so named because the jade of the Xinjiang region was transported to Central China through this frontier pass. Together with the fort at Yang Pass (Yang Guan) it protected Dunhuang against invasion from the west.In his poem "Go North of the Great Wall", the Tang Dynasty (618– 907) poet Wang Zhihuan wrote the famous line,

Day 1

Dunhuang
Yumen Pass

Meet and Transfer to the hotel.And then head to visit the Yumen Pass.
Yumen Pass was a strategic fort on the ancient Silk Road. It was so named because the jade of the  Xinjiang region was transported to Central China through this frontier pass. Together with the fort at Yang Pass (Yang Guan) it protected Dunhuang against invasion from the west.In his poem "Go North of the Great Wall", the Tang Dynasty (618– 907) poet Wang Zhihuan wrote the famous line, "Beyond Yumen Pass the breath of spring has never crossed". The mention of Yumen Pass in the poem has made the pass all the more famous.Situated 70 km (45 mi) northwest of Dunhuang (100 km (60 mi) by road), this ancient relic is accessed by a 2 hour coach journey. The views of the vast golden dunes of the Singing Sand (Mingsha) Mountains to the south are the highlights of the arid landscape

Day 2

Dunhuang
 Echoing-Sand Mountain

After breakfast head to visit the Mogao Grottoes , Echoing-Sand Mountain and Crescent Lake. Then take the flight or train to your destination.
Mogao Grottoes:The traveler finds the Mogao Caves, a shrine of Buddhist art treasures, 25 km (15.5miles) from downtown Dunhuang on the eastern slope of Mingsha Shan (Mount Echoing Sand). A network of plank reinforced roads plying north to south 1600 meters (5, 249 feet) long lead to the cave openings, which are stacked five stories high some reaching up to 50 meters (164 feet). By the way, Mogao means high up in the desert.According to Tang Dynasty records, a monk had witnessed onside a vision of thousand Buddhas under showers of golden rays. Thus inspired, he started the caves construction work that spanned ten dynasties.
Echoing-Sand Mountain and Crescent Lake:Located 5 km (about three miles) south of Dunhuang City, the Echoing-Sand Mountain, for many Chinese well known as Mingsha Mountain, is celebrated for the sound of the moving sand. In 1994 it was acclaimed as the national key scenic spot. Together with the Crescent Springand the Mogao Caves, the Echoing-Sand Mountain is most popular sitein Dunhuang travel.You may wonder why the sand makes these different sounds. There is a legend that says how, in ancient times, a general with many soldiers came here to fight in a war with their enemies.

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Travel in party of Superior Class
★★★★★
Deluxe Class
★★★★
Tourist Class
★★★
2-5 persons $ 100 $ 100 $ 100
6-9 persons $ 100 $ 100 $ 100
10 persons & above $ 100 $ 100 $ 100
Single room Supplement $ 100 $ 100 $ 100

Service included:

1 Entrance fees/
2 Meals as listed in the itinerary, B=breakfast; L=lunch ;
3 Personal Guide & Driver + Private car / van for Private Transfers & sightseeing
4 Hotels with breakfast(twin share bases) as listed in the itinerary .
5 Domestic flights or trains as listed in the itinerar
6 Airport Taxes: US$30for domestic,
7 Service Charge & Government Taxes .
8 Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels
9 Goverment letter for visa support

Service excluded:

1 All lunches and dinners, and breakfast on the train
2 Personal expenses, tips to the guide and driver.
Note, the price for 6-10 pax included Lunches and Dinners
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