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The hub of the legendary Silk Road of ancient times is endowed with the world's richest treasure house of Buddhist sutras, murals and sculptures, all of which can be seen on these private Dunhuang tours packages. The magnificent Mogao Grottos (Caves of A Thousand Buddhas) will amaze you, as will the beautiful Echoing-sand Dune and Crescent Lake. As well as fine views, a camel ride will give you a first-hand experience of what it was like when caravans plied the Silk Road. This is a truly extraordinary tour that is steeped in historic traditions.
Here we offer an opportunity for you to visit the Obvious Pearl on the Silk Road. This private 3-day Dunhuang tour itineraries includes the city's landmark, the Mogao Grottoes with the artistic features of the treasured Buddhist murals, and a short camel-riding along the Echoing-Sand Dune to reach the Crescent Lake.
Following this Dunhuang and Jiayuguan trip, you will take in spectacular desert scenery by visiting the Echo-Sand Mountain and Crescent Lake, appreciate elaborate Buddhist grotto arts at the Mogao Caves and Yulin Caves, and climb up to the Jiayuguan Pass which has stood in the vast desert for hundreds of years.
The magnificent sea of sand at Echoing-Sand Mountain and the scenic Crescent Lake would offer you great natural views. Moreover, the Mogao Caves, which is famous for beautiful Buddhist murals and statues, will add more value to the trip.
DH04: One Day Trip to Dunhuang
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$177
During this guided Dunhuang day trip, you will enjoy a gorgeous visual feast by viewing delicate frescos in Mogao Caves, precious cultural relics in Dunhuang Museum, and spectacular natural scenes in Echoing-Sand Mountain & Crescent Lake Scenic Area.
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    4.912 Reviews
    Espen Viner
    USA
    Posted on December 02, 2019
    A nice 2 days Dunhuang tour. The guide arranged the itinerary well. The attractions were meaningful and interesting. I had a glimpse of the culture and history of Dunhuang. Highly recommended!
    Anne Patey
    USA
    Posted on November 11, 2019
    The Dunhuang tour set out from a visit to Echoing-sand Dune and Crescent Lake first. We had plenty of time to enjoy the stunning scenery. I was so excited when I crossed the desert by riding a camel! The guide introduced Yumenguan Pass for us and I knew it functioned as a trade pass in ancient China. Then I went to the Mogao Grottoes. There were two movies to make visitors understand the history of Mogao Grottoes before visiting the grottos. It’s very helpful! I saw various murals and Buddha statues. They were colorful and beautiful as they used to be. It’s so incredible that they could be preserved so well after thousands of years. I was very satisfied with the Dunhuang tour. No extra charge and the guide was very nice! I’d like to recommend this tour to my friends. ... More
    Henry Johnstone
    Australia
    Posted on October 22, 2019
    The itinerary was organized well on the Dunhuang tour. I visited many attractions. The guide was careful and enthusiastic. He allocated the time reasonably and gave us enough time to explore every scenic spot. The Yadan National Geology Park was worth to recommend. The landscape was very special and I saw numerous sculptures made by nature. It was very spectacular! Mogao Grottoes shouldn’t be missed which preserved colorful murals and excellent Buddha statues.
    Dieter Bailey
    Canada
    Posted on September 28, 2019
    The reasonable itinerary made a comfortable Dunhuang tour. We visited many beautiful attractions including some must-see ones like Mogao Grottoes and Crescent Lake. I was very satisfied with this trip!
    Ioannis Vikos
    Canada
    Posted on September 15, 2019
    The daily itinerary went smoothly according to the schedule visitors had booked. The guide was professional and provided very considerate service. We visited many grottoes in the Mogao Grottoes and had a big feast for the eyes. We also appreciated a lot of historical relics in the Mogao Museum. A wonderful Dunhuang tour!
    Randall Ornella
    Australia
    Posted on September 11, 2019
    I was very satisfied with the 3 days silk road Dunhuang Trip. I had an excellent travel experience!
    Jill Jackson
    United Kingdom
    Posted on September 05, 2019
    I was pleased with the Dunhuang tour! Echoing-sand Dune and Crescent Lake were very beautiful and camel-ride was really interesting! The Yumenguan Pass and Great Wall of the Han Dynasty had been destroyed by wind and sand or human activities, but their historic stories attracted me. The Mogao Grottoes was the most anticipated scenic spot of my trip. The stunning murals and statues didn't disappoint me. That’s so great! I left unforgettable memories on the Dunhuang tour.
    Annetta
    Romania
    Posted on August 26, 2019
    A great 3 days Silk Road Dunhuang Trip. This was my first time to Dunhuang. The itinerary was reasonable. Everything was arranged well. The attractions were wonderful and I liked them all. I’d like to travel to Dunhuang with my family if I had a chance.
    Sean Kimes
    USA
    Posted on August 20, 2019
    It was a good Dunhuang Grottoes tour! There were many people in the Mogao Grottoes and the staff of the scenic area was very friendly. I spent a good time there.
    Zamir
    USA
    Posted on August 12, 2019
    The Dunhuang tour was my family trip. The view of Echoing-sand Dune was excellent. It was not far from Crescent Lake. My child was so happy when he was told that we were going to Crescent Lake by riding camels. Crescent Lake was beautiful!! There were ancient buildings and plants beside the lake. We took a break and enjoyed the scenery. That’s awesome!
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