Located in the west of Hexi Corridor of Gansu Province, Dunhuang is renowned for the Mogao Grottoes, a treasure house of Buddhist art and culture. The city also boasts marvelous natural beauty owing to Crescent Spring and its surrounding Echoing-Sand Mountain.
Mogao Caves was constructed over a millennium, from the 4th to the 14th centuries, and represents the height of Buddhist art and the world's richest treasure house of Buddhist sutras, murals and sculptures.
Crescent Lake gets its name because its resemblance to a crescent that has fallen down into this desert. Despite being buffeted by frequent sandstorms, Crescent Spring still gurgles clearly and remains worthy as the foremost spring in the desert.
Echoing-Sand Mountain in Dunhuang offers superb desert scenery. The dune reaches a relative height of 250 meters (820 feet).
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Questions & Answers on Dunhuang Pictures
Asked by Mr.Swee
from USA | Oct. 18, 2010 13:01Reply
Can I get a round trip flight in mid November 2010 from Xi'an to Dunhuang
and what is the cost for the ticket?
Can I book it through travelchinaguide.com online?
Answered by Ms.Cindy
| Oct. 18, 2010 20:16
Yes, you can book China flights easily through Travelchinaguide. As to the current flight information between the two cities, the price has no discount and there is only flight a day (but not available everyday) by Tianjin Airlines. The price is no less than 1700RMB. I have no idea about the round trip ticket. You may inquiry for the details.
Asked by Mr.Lorenz
from UK | Dec. 12, 2009 10:19Reply
I am in Xi-an for a conference and am interested in visiting Dunhuang
for 2-3 days in late March. Are there direct flights available (which
Are there any special considerations to travelling at that time of year?
Answered by Mr.Sandy
| Dec. 13, 2009 01:52
Yes, there are direct flights between the two cities, one flight every two days, operated by Tianjin Airlines. Flight Number: GS7531. It is freezing there and keep warm.