Dunhuang Travel: Inside travel guide to Dunhuang, the must-see spots along the Silk Road..
Dunhuang Map: map of Dunhuang and Silk Road.
Mogao Grotto: One of the best preserved Grottoes in the world, was named as World Heritage sites in 1987.
It was Europeans who re-opened the road in their search for the ancient Silk Road cities. It happened in the latter part of the last century. These tours can begin very logically in Xian, proceeding via Lanzhou and the Jiayuguan Pass to the Magao Caves of Dunhuang, and then to Turpan, Urumqi and Kashi.
Dunhuang lies at the western end of the Gansu Corridor, called Hexi Zoulang. The name Dunhuang originally meant "prospering, flourishing"-- a hint that Dunhuang must once have been an important city. Its position at the intersection of two trade routes was what made Dunhuang flourish. The coming and going of horse and camel caravans carried new thoughts, ideas, arts and sciences to the East and West.
It is said that in the fourth century a Buddhist monk had a vision of 1000 Buddhas, and began to carve grottoes into the sandstone cliff and fill them with buddhist images. They were abandoned and forgotten in around the 11th century until Stein and other archaeologists arrived to carry away huge quantities of manuscripts, textiles and other art objects. However Magao remains a brilliant trove of statues and wall paintings from the 4th to 10th centuries.
Silk Road Tours: Adventure along the Silk Road to explore the ancient cities and rich culture..
Silk Road Tours:
16 Days Beijing/Xian/Dunhuang/Turpan/Urumqi/Kashgar/shanghai
Yangtze Memories Tour(Beijing/Xian/Chongqing/Yangtze/Yichang/Shanghai/Guilin/Yangshuo/Hong Kong)
China Highlights Signature Tour(Beijing/Xian/Chongqing/Yangtze/Yichang/Shanghai)
Soul of China Tours & Panda, Religion Experience(Beijing/Xian/Lhasa/Shigatse/Chengdu/Shanghai)
China Dreams Tour(Beijing/Xian/Guilin/Yangshuo/Shanghai)
10 days Bold & Beautiful Tour(Beijing/Xian/Guilin/Hong Kong)
Memories of China Tour(Beijing/Xian/Shanghai/Guilin/Guangzhou/Hong Kong)
Let's start the trip from the ancient Hexi Corridor road...