Day Tour to Dunhuang
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In the morning, our guide will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel in Dunhuang to start our journey today


The first step, visit the Mogao Grottoes

Mogao Grottoes: The Mogao Grottoes, a shrine of Buddhist art treasures, is 25 km from downtown Dunhuang on the eastern slope of Mingsha Shan (Echoing Sand Mountain). A network of plank-reinforced roads plying north to south 1600 meters long lead to the cave openings, which are stacked five stories high, some reaching up to 50 meters.


Our guide will take you back to the hotel where you can have lunch according to your situation. (Not included). Considering the hot weather and your tour experience, we suggest you rest in the hotel during this time.


The second step, visit the Echoing-Sand Mountain and Crescent Lake. According to your preference, you can also do a camel ride while visiting the Echoing-Sand Mountain (Not included).
Echoing-Sand Mountain and Crescent Lake: Together with the Crescent Spring and the Mogao Caves, the Echoing-Sand Mountain is the most popular tourist site in Dunhuang. Echoing-Sand Mountain, known as Mingsha Mountain to the Chinese, is 5 km to the south of Dunhuang and is famous for the constant sound of the moving sand. Legend has it that many years ago a horrific battle was fought here, and the sounds we hear today were the haunting cries of soldiers buried in the sand dunes. Situated within the Echoing-Sand Mountain Park, the Crescent Moon Lake is literally an oasis in the desert. The lake’s name derives from the crescent moon shape taken by the pool of spring water between two large sand dunes. Although the surrounding area is very dry, the pool surprisingly doesn’t dry up as one might expect.


The driver and tour guide will send you back to the hotel and end up today’s trip.



  • The Mogao Caves

  • The Crescent Lake





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