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2-Day Dunhuang Standard Tour

- Crescent Moon Lake
Tour Code:Dunhuang02From:$140

Trip Highlights - Attractions in Dunhuang involved:  the Echoing-Sand Mountain, Crescent Moon Lake, and Mogao Grottoes. The main theme of Dunhuang Tour is glory, mystery and beauty. Dunhuang used to be the hub of the legendary Silk Road in ancient times endowed with world's richest treasure house of Buddhist sutras, murals and sculptures. Surrounded with beautiful natural scenery, Dunhuang has become one popular tourist destination in China. Accordingly, we kindly provide a 2-day Dunhuang tour which can offer more for you to explore.
Availability: Daily.      Pick-up Point & Time: Your hotel, 8:30am.      Finishing Point & Time: Your hotel, 5:00pm.      Duration: 2 days.

Tour Itinerary: (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
Day 01: Arrive in Dunhuang (L/D)
Our dedicated local guide will be waiting to collect you at the airport. And then, you will go on a short camel ride and a tour of the Echoing-Sand Mountain and the Crescent Moon Lake. The Echoing-Sand Mountain is famous for the amazing sounds that its sands make when the wind blowing. 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 spring is shaped like a crescent moon. After the tour, you will be driven back to your hotel.
Hotel: Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel 4 star (or similar class)
Day 02: Depart from Dunhuang (B/L)
In the morning, you will be collected for a tour of the Mogao Grottoes. There are over 490 caves in this cave system, which hold a priceless collection of the most important examples of Buddhist statues and paintings. It contains some of the finest examples of Buddhist art carved out of the sandstone cliffs of Mingsha Mountain spanning a period of a thousand years. After the Grottoes you will be driven to the airport for next destination. (Service End)

Attraction Description
The Echoing-Sand Mountain
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 hear the lightest tinkling of sounds and heavy thunderous sounds depending on the wind, and even your own footsteps here in the Dunes of the Singing Sands...
Crescent Moon Lake
The crescent moon lake is a lake that lies in the center of the desert. The width between north and south is only fifty-four meters. It is really a mini lake surrounded by sand. In the south bank of crescent moon lake a pavilion stands tall and erect. It has empress palace (niangniangdian), dragon royal palace (longwanggong), Bodhisattva palace (pusadian), god of medicine cave (yaowangdong), scripture...
Mogao Grottoes

The constructions last from 4th to 14th century AD with 45000 square meters of mural paintings and more than 2000 color statues are regarded as the greatest treasure-house of Buddhist art existing in the world. It is a powerful symbol of Buddhist art and is home to the worlds largest and most significant collection of Buddhist sutras, paintings and sculptures. Its caves are literally carved into the...

 Tour Prices (this is private tour based on per person and shown in US dollars)
Group Size Price / Traveler
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1 travelerUSD380
2 travelersUSD200
3-5 travelersUSD190
6-9 travelersUSD170
10 travelers & aboveUSD140

Service Inclusions

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

Service Exclusions

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

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