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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
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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    4.818 Reviews
    New Zealand
    Posted on April 02, 2020
    My sister and I were worried about safety before starting our 3-days Dunhuang tour. But the itinerary arranged by TCG was very thoughtful, and our guide (sorry for forgetting her name) took good care of us and protected us all the time. She was very experienced, explaining the characteristics of each scenic spot for us in place, and patiently answering our questions. Her talk was humorous and interesting. All the members of our group enjoyed chatting with her. Thank you very much for the wonderful time spent with us! ... More
    Posted on March 11, 2020
    The natural scenery of Dunhuang was truly stunning! We had amazing explorations of the Echoing-Sand Mountain, Crescent Lake and the well-known Mogao Caves... Thousands of colored statues and exquisite frescoes preserved in the mysterious caves were all worth seeing! Plus, sliding down from the top of the sand hills was an interesting and exciting experience on the 2 days private Dunhuang tour.
    Posted on February 14, 2020
    The Dunhuang tour was successful with a considerate tour guide. The 4-satr hotel was comfortable offering big & soft beds. Every activity was exciting and we enjoyed the camel-riding in the Echoing-Sand Mountain except the weather was not very good those days, a little cold. Overall, the service was pleasing!
    Posted on February 06, 2020
    A great 3-day Dunhuang tour to Mogao Grottoes! This was the most reasonable arrangement by the travel agency since I joined the group tour! TCG was a quite original and reputable company! The itinerary was well-designed and strictly executed. The guide was patient and devoted to explaining the interesting facts about the Silk Road. Very unforgettable impressions!
    Tor Myers
    United States
    Posted on January 13, 2020
    I spent a fulfilling Dunhuang tour. The itinerary was arranged reasonably and many famous attractions were visited. The guides were very professional and helped us in time if we had any trouble. We stayed in comfortable hotels. The Mogao Grottoes was amazing and worth seeing! It is better go there in the off-season because the entrance fee is cheaper and there are more grottoes to visit.
    Posted on December 23, 2019
    I traveled to Dunhuang with my family. The itinerary was not tight without intense activities. The guide took good care of my family. My son liked riding the camel very much! The murals in the Mogao Grottoed were still colorful and beautiful. I saw some actors just perform the ancient soldiers in the Jiayuguan. It was very busy. We had a lot of fun and learned much knowledge about Dunhuang. The 4 days Dunhuang and Jiayuguan tour was suitable for a family!
    Espen Viner
    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
    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
    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
    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!
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