- Yadan National Geological Park
In the morning, we will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel in Dunhuang to start our journey today. The first step, visit the Yumen Guan Pass,
Yumenguan Pass :The forts helped defend Dunhuang and the Han Empire from invasion from the northwest. It was the Silk Road gate through which traders traveled between Central Asia and China. It was called Yumen (Jade Gate) Pass as it was said that the jade from the famous Hetian jade mines in Xinjiang was transported through the pass.
The second step, we will head to visit the Yadan National Geological Park ,enjoy the scenery of Yadan.
Yadan National Geological Park : Situated 180 kilometers in the northwest away from Dunhuang City, the Dunhuang Yadan National Geologic Park the largest one of Yadan Landform found so far. The park stretches twenty-five kilometers from north to south and about two kilometers from east to west. It features the unique and wonderful scenes and landscapes of gobi desert.
Accommodation: In Dunhuang
- Mogao Grottoes
Full day sightseeing in Dunhuang. In the morning, we will pick you up to 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.
afternoon, 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.
In the evening, stroll around the Shazhou Night Market, the most bustling place in Dunhuang.
then you will be transfer to your hotel and end up your trip today.
Accommodation: In Dunhuang
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