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1-Day Dunhuang Highlights Tour

- Mogao Grottoes
Tour Code:Dunhuang01From:$75

Trip Highlights - Attractions in Dunhuang involved:  the Echoing-Sand Mountain, Crescent Moon Lake, Mogao Grottoes. Dunhuang is located at the western end of Hexi Passage in Gansu province with the Qilian Mountains to its south, a desert to its west, and the Hexi Passage to its East. Dunhuang used to be a western fort and a significant trading post on the Silk Road in the Tang Dynasty. Featuring the natural beauty and the brilliant history, there is a number of interesting travel attractions left. Accordingly, we kindly provide a 1-day Dunhuang tour for those who want to have a better understanding about China.
Availability: Daily.      Pick-up Point & Time: Your hotel, 8:30am.      Finishing Point & Time: Your hotel, 5:00pm.      Duration: 8 hours.

Tour Itinerary: (Lunch)
Today, you will take the tour of the Echoing-Sand Mountain and the Crescent Moon Lake. Echoing Sand Mountain gets its name from the musical sounds that the wind makes as it blows across the sands. Crescent Moon Lake is a natural spring measuring 250 meters by 50 meters, and is a beautiful quiet spot. In the afternoon, you will take a Camel Ride to the Mogao Grottoes. There are over 490 caves in this cave system which holds a priceless collection of the most important examples of Buddhist statues and paintings. After the Grottoes you will be returned to your hotel. (Service End)

Attraction Description

The Echoing-Sand Mountain
The Mingsha Mountain, also known as the Echoing-Sand Mountain, is a top attraction when travel here. The Mingsha Mountain is located about seven kilometers in the southern outskirts of Dunhuang and it covers an area of two hundred square kilometers. The Echoing-Sand Mountain is famous for the amazing sounds that its sands make when the wind blowing. Listening to the sands it is possible to...
Crescent Moon Lake
Crescent Spring, one of the highlights of the Gobi Desert, is located just 6 kilometers southwest of Dunhuang, beside the famous Echoing-Sand Mountain. The Crescent Lake, also known as Crescent Moon Lake stretches amost a handred meters long from south to north and twenty-five meters wide from east to west with the depth of five meters most. As the name suggests this beautiful natural...
Mogao Grottoes
The Mogao Grottoes, or Mogao Grottoes form an oasis city in the heart of the Gobi Desert, twenty-five km southesat of Dunhuang County in the Northwest China. The Mogao Grottoes is also known as Thousand-Buddha Caves and praised as 'a glittering pearl that adorns the Silk Road'. The Mogao Grottoes contains some of the finest examples of Buddhist art carved out of the sandstone cliffs of...

 Tour Prices (this is private tour based on per person and shown in US dollars)
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1 travelerUSD200
2 travelersUSD120
3-5 travelersUSD110
6-9 travelersUSD90
10 travelers & aboveUSD75

Service Inclusions

  • Entrance fees and lunch as listed
  • All transfers with private vehicle and guide
  • Accident insurance

Service Exclusions

  • Air fare and airport tax
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Hotel fare

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