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Duhuang Grottoes Yulin Grottoes Gansu Buddhist Caves Tour - 5 Days

Destination: Duhuang
Duration: Five Day
Tour Code: C21
Transportation: Vehicle
Best Travel Time:Suitable for the whole year
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Dunhuang is in northwestern Gansu province, Western China. It was a major stop on the ancient Silk Road. It was also known at times as Shazhou, or 'City of Sands', "or Dukhan as the Turkis call it."It is best known for the nearby Dunhuang Caves.

It is situated in a rich oasis containing Crescent Lake and Mingsha Shan ("Singing-Sand Mountain"). Mingsha Shan is named after the sound of the wind whipping off the dunes, the singing sand phenomenon.

A number of Buddhist cave sites are located in the Dunhuang area, the most important of these is the Mogao Caves which is located 25 km southeast of Dunhuang. There are 735 caves in Mogao, and the caves in Mogao are particularly noted for their Buddhist art, started by a Syrian artist as well as the hoard of manuscripts, the Dunhuang manuscripts, found hidden in a sealed-up cave. A Christian "Holy Bible" from the Yuan Dynasty, written in Syrian has been found in the caves.

Numerous smaller Buddhist cave sites are located in the region, including the Western Thousand Buddha Caves, the Eastern Thousands Buddha Caves, and the Five Temple site. The Yulin Caves are located further east in Guazhou County.

Full price of this tour (per person in US$):
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US$750/persons 750USD/Person
¡¡Day 1 ¡¡Dunhuang Arrival

Activity:Arrive in Dunhang, meet your guide at the airport.Transfer to Hotel.


Dunhuang is located on the western end of Hexi Corridor, at the juncture of Gansu, Qinghai and Xinjiang in the Northwest of China. Known as Shazhou (sand bank) in ancient times, Dunhuang served as a rest stop for traders and due to its unique geographical location, it was the gateway through which Buddhism, Islam and Christianity entered China.


Hotel£º Dunhuang                                   Meals: Dinner


¡¡Day 2 ¡¡Dunhuang

Activity:Then pay a visit to Mogao Grottoes, the world's most important site of ancient Buddhist Culture. The treasure house contains hundreds of sandstone caves holding more than 2,000 statues and 45,000 brilliantly bright paintings of Buddha and Chinese mythological figures.


In the afternoon, you will tour the Crescent Moon Lake in the Singing Sand Dunes. From a distance make sure to keep your ears peeled for the whistling tunes among the sand dunes.


After dinner, walk to the city center of Dunhuang and stroll around the local night market. You may find some souvenir items such as jade, jewelry, small sculptures and Buddha statues.


Sightseeing:Mogao Grottoes,Crescent Moon Lake, Singing Sand Dunes.


Hotel£º Dunhuang                                   Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner


Mogao Grottoes

Crescent Moon Lake


¡¡Day 3 ¡¡Dunhuang

Activity:Today, take about 2.5hours driving, you will arrival Yulin Grottoes, also named Ten-Thousand Buddha Valley, which is one of the treasure houses of Buddhism arts in China. Be transferred back to your hotel in the late afternoon.


Yulin Grottoes owns 42 caves that maintained the gorgeous murals about Buddhist stories, cover an area over 4,200 square meters. Among them, the oldest one can be dated back to Xixia Dynastay (1038-1227).


Sightseeing:Yulin Grottoes.


Hotel£º Dunhuang                                   Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner


Yulin Grottoes

Yulin Grottoes

Yulin Grottoes

¡¡Day 4 ¡¡Dunhuang

Activity:After breakfast, take a car ride (about 180km) to Dunhuang Yardang National Geologic Park. Admire the peculiar view of Yardang Landform, which is formed by the effect of wind erosion and sand accumulation.


Afterwards, visit Yumen Pass and Yangguan Pass, China's two most important western passes. The two passes are parts of the Great Wall in the Han Dynasty, China's western frontier defense outpost built under the reign of Emperor Wu.


Sightseeing: Yardang Landform,Yumen Pass and Yangguan Pass,Great Wall in the Han Dynasty.


Hotel£º Dunhuang                                   Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Yardang Landform

Yumen Pass

Great Wall in the Han Dynasty

¡¡Day 5 ¡¡Duhuang Departure

Activity: Send you to airport for departure.

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