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Best Dunhuang Tours: Silk Road Tours with Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes 2024-2025

China Silk Road tour would hardly be complete without travel to Dunhuang where the soul of the Silk Route tours adventure lies. Dunhuang, locates at the northwest end of Gansu Province, connecting Jiayuguan on its east side and Turpan west side. When those craftsmen started the carving of Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang was destined to have a unique status in the long history. Since ancient times, Dunhuang had been a crucial post along the Hexi Corridor of Silk Road, excreting importantly on both political, military, and commercial life. Today, the marvelous Magao Grottoes, Crescent Spring, and Echo Sand Mountain overwhelmingly dominate the fame of Dunhuang, enchanting millions of travelers annually.

How Do I Plan My Dunhuang Tour?

-Dunhuang Travel Schedule

Dunhuang itself needs 1-3 days to explore with the highlights including Mogao Grottoes, Crescent Spring, and Echo Sand Mountain, Shazhou Night Market, Yulin Grottoes, Yadan Landform, Jade Gate Pass, and so on. However, Dunhuang is more often suggested to visit together with other tourist cities along Silk Road like LanzhouXiningZhangyeJiayuguanTurpanUrumqi and Kashgar in a 5-15 days China tour.

-Dunhuang Transportation

Dunhuang is easily accessible by both flights, trains, and high-speed trains from other cities. If you are planning to go to Dunhuang from cities with large distance like Beijing, Shanghai, and Xian, flight is more suggested; if you will visit Dunhuang from Zhangye, Jiayuguan, Turpan, and Urumqi, high-speed train is more recommended within 5-hour ride.

Dunhuang desert scenery

Best Dunhuang Tours

How do I visit Dunhuang? Check the practical travel information about Dunhuang of Silk Road and a variety of classic Dunhuang tours provided by local experts. Mogao Caves, Crescent Lake & Echo Sand Mountain, Shazhou Market, Yulin Grottoes, Jade Gate Pass…all of those highlight sites in and around Dunhuang are covered in the carefully-engineered Dunhuang tour itineraries below. Through the class Dunhuang trips, you will discover the profound history and culture of this old city along ancient Silk Road and explore the fascinating scenery of northwestern China!

Extended Dunhuang Tours

Extended your Dunhuang tours to more cities along the ancient Silk Road to explore more heritage sites, ancient relics, unique cultures, and stunning natural landscapes. Below are an exciting range of extended Dunhuang tours that will not only offer you the best essences of Dunhuang but also an exploration of Xian, Jiayuguan, Zhangye, and Xinjiang.

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