Basic information Area code: 0937 Travel complaints Tel: 87630166 Travel information As there are many Muslims in Lanzhou, please respect the religious beliefs and living habits of the local people. Do not bring food into the halal restaurant and […]
Area code: 0937
Travel complaints Tel: 87630166
Dunhuang City Hospital
Address: No. 20, Yangguan East Road, Dunhuang City, Gansu Province
This is the junction of Gansu, Xinjiang, and Qinghai. The landforms are mostly Gobi, deserts, and mountains. Dunhuang is located on the ancient Silk Road and once had prosperous business activities. Famous for Dunhuang Grottoes and Dunhuang Murals, it is home to the world heritage sites of Mogao Grottoes and the borders of the Han Dynasty Great Wall.
Dunhuang is the starting point of the ancient Silk Road. The convergence of Eastern and Western cultures for thousands of years gave birth to many religious beliefs. There are Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Catholicism and Taoism. Travelers must pay attention to the taboos of various religions while traveling.
Every year from May to October is the peak season of tourism in Dunhuang, where the four seasons are distinct, the spring is warm and windy, the summer is hot, the autumn is cool, and the winter is cold, so you can choose spring and autumn to come here.
Prices in Dunhuang are not high, but the prices of accommodation and catering will change during the tourist season.
There are many banks and ATMs in Dunhuang City, but it is difficult to withdraw cash near the scenic spot.
Dunhuang Airport Dun huang Airport,DNH
Address: 12 kilometers east of Dunhuang City
Arrival method: Airport bus from the city to the airport, fare 10 yuan
Dunhuang Railway Station
Address: Mogao Town, 12 km east of Dunhuang City
Liuyuan Railway Station
Address: Liuyuan Town, Anxi County
Arrival method: There is a shuttle bus to Dunhuang in the station square, and the fare is 12 yuan/person. Excellent road conditions, great Gobi along the way, the bus to arrive more than two hours, taxi more than one hour
Dunhuang Bus Station
Address: 24 Mingshan Road (opposite Feitian Hotel)
There are 4 bus routes in Dunhuang City, and the fare is 1 yuan; the 3rd bus can reach Mingsha Mountain directly, and the fare is 1 yuan; the bus from Dunhuang urban area to Mogao Grottoes is in the Dunhuang Hotel at the junction of the bus station and the western region road. the fare is 8 yuan.
The starting price of the taxi is 5 yuan and the mileage price of 1.4 yuan.
The pagoda boasts of a time-honored history. It was built in memory of a loyal white horse owned by Kumarajiva, a master specializing in Buddhism. It is said that in 384, Fu Jian, the founder of the Former Qin Regime (350 – 394), invited Kumarajiva from the western regions to central China to spread Buddhism scriptures.
Address: Dongcheng, Shazhou Ancient City, Dunhuang City
Tickets: 13 yuan
The Mogao Caves are the best known of the Chinese Buddhist grottoes and, along with Longmen Grottoes and Yungang Grottoes, are one of the three famous ancient Buddhist sculptural sites of China. The first caves were dug out in 366 AD as places of Buddhist meditation and worship.
There are a total of 492 caves in the Mogao Grottoes, but only a dozen visitors can visit. These dozens of caves are boutiques for the caves from the Beiliang Dynasty to the Yuan Dynasty, and some special caves need to be book ticket separately.
Address: 9 kilometers east of Dunhuang urban area
Arrival method: You can take the Mogao Grotto line, start from Dunhuang Hotel, Dunhuang Hotel, arrive at Mogao Grotto by train station.
Opening hours: May 1 to October 31 8:00-18:00; November 1 to April 30 9:00-17:30
Tickets: 160 yuan during the peak season; 80 yuan per season in the off-season
Tel: 0937-8825000; 0937-8825166; 0937-8825066
Mingsha Mountain is called Shajiao Mountain, also known as Shensha Mountain. When visitors descended on the mountain, the sand roared with the sound of roar, hence the name “Mingsha Mountain.” Mingshashan sand has five colors: red, yellow, green, black and white. It is called “five sand.” Five-color sand surrounded by a crescent-shaped pond – Crescent Moon Spring, the spring does not dry in the sand, there are iron back fish, seven-star grass grow here, Crescent spring also known as “the first spring of the desert”.
Address: Dunhuang Mingsha Mountain Crescent Lake Scenic Area
Arrival method: Dunhuang City (Shazhou Market) to Mingshashan Crescent Moon Spring, No. 3 bus, fare 1 Yuan, distance about 3 kilometers
Opening hours: 6:30-21:00
Tickets: 120 yuan for the peak season; 60 yuan for the off-season; seniors, military personnel, journalists, and disabled persons over 70 years of age are exempted from tickets with personal valid certificates; students, 60-70-year-old senior citizens are priced at half the price with personal valid certificates.
It is the western counterpart of the Mogao Caves, also known as the “Caves of the Thousand Buddhas” after the founding monk Yuezun’s vision in 366 of “golden radiance in the form of a thousand Buddhas”.
Address: 35km southwest of Dunhuang City
Tickets: 40 yuan
Leiyin Monastery is located in the foothills of Mingsha Mountain in Dunhuang, next to Crescent Moon Spring. It is the largest Buddhist activity place in Dunhuang and is known as the Western Regions.
Address: 4 km south of Dunhuang
Opening hours: 8:00-18:00
Tickets: 15 yuan
The ancient city of Dunhuang was designed by mimicking the ancient city of Shazhou. The ancient city of Dunhuang was known as the Museum of Architectural Art in Western China. It has the unique advantage of filming ancient western frontier military films and has now become the largest film and television shooting base in western China.
Address: 7km west of Qili Town, Dunhuang City
Arrival method: Xiqiao parking lot, Jinshan Hotel to Dunhuang Ancient City, fare 10 to 15 yuan, distance 18 kilometers, driving 20 minutes; 7:00-21:00 hours, one hourly bus; taxi, 60-70 yuan round trip
Opening hours: 6:30-21:00
Tickets: 40 yuan
It is the name of a pass of the Great Wall located west of Dunhuang in today’s Gansu Province of China. During the Han dynasty (202 BC – 220 AD), this was a pass through which the Silk Road passed, and was the one road connecting Central Asia and China, the former called the Western Regions. Just to the south was the Yangguan pass, which was also an important point on the Silk Road.
Address: Gobi Beach, 90 kilometers northwest of Dunhuang City
Tickets: 40 yuan
In the magical land of Dunhuang, nature has created many spectacle scenes, and the Dunhuang Yadan landform is a typical representative. Ghost City is located at the junction of Gansu and Xinjiang, close to Lop Nur, and 85 km from the Yumen Pass to the Yadan landform area.
Address: Dunhuang Yadan National Geopark
Arrival method: Shuttle bus from Dunhuang to Yadan
Open time: 6:00-19:30
Tickets: Full price ticket 120 yuan/person (ticket 50 yuan, ticket 70 yuan), discount ticket 95 yuan/person, children with 1.2 meters or more purchase discount tickets to children less than 1.2 meters tall can visit the ticket
It is a mountain pass that was fortified by Emperor Wu of the Western Han Dynasty around 120 BC and used as an outpost in the colonial dominions adjacent to ancient China. In a famous poem, “Seeing Yuaner off on a Mission to Anxi”, the Tang Dynasty poet Wang Wei wrote: Let’s finish another cup of wine, my dear sir, Out west past the Yangguan, old friends there’ll be none.
Address: Yangguan, 70 kilometers southwest of Dunhuang City
Arrival method: Dunhuang to Yangguan, taxi, at least 150 yuan round trip, distance 75 km one way, 1 hour
Opening hours: 8:00-20:00
Tickets: 50 yuan; disabled, 70-year-old or older with free personal identification documents; soldiers, students, journalists, and cultural and cultural system workers with personal effective documents half-price tickets
Tel: 0937-8601264, 400-0937-034
DAY 1: Mogao Grottoes – Crescent Moon Spring – Mingsha Mountain – Leiyin Monastery – Shazhou Night Market
DAY 2: Ancient City of Dunhuang – West Thousand Buddha Caves – Hecang City – Yumen Pass – Yangguan – Yadan National Geopark G
DAY 3: Seventh Glaciers
DAY 4: Three-Hill Mountain Trekking
Dunhuang is a tourist city, so there are a lot of hotel and youth hostels. In the tourist season, the bed is 45 yuan. The double beds room is between 120 yuan and 180 yuan. In the off-season, the room price can be half-price of high season.
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