Located in the western end of Hexi Corridor, Dunhuang was once a town of military importance and played a trade hub connecting China and its western neighbors. Nowadays, Dunhuang is busy with welcoming people from all over the globe to visit its incredibility.
Location and topography of Dunhuang
Dunhuang City, situated in the north of the Gansu Province, is land locked, and surrounded by high mountains.
Climate in Dunhuang
Dunhuanng City has an arid continental climate with an annual average temperature at about 48.74ºF (9.3ºC) ranging from 76.46ºF (24.7ºC) in July to 15.26ºF (-9.3ºC) in January. March to October is suitable for visiting, but it is necessary to have enough water every day according to its dry air.
Transportation in Dunhuang
Dunhuang Airport is situated east of Dunhuang City. It operates about 38 flights weekly to many major cities in China, such as Beijing, Xian, Lanzhou, Urumqi, Jiayuguan, etc. The airport is closer to the Mogao Grottoes than to the downtown area, so you can go there directly from the airport if you are in a rush.
There are two railway stations in Dunhuang: the Dunhuang Railway Station and the Liuyuan Railway Station. The two stations connect Dunhuang with Jiayuguan, Xian, Lanzhou, Yinchuan, Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Chengdu, Hankou, etc.
Dunhuang Bus Station and Dunhuang Passenger Transport Center are two main bust stations for long-distance transportation in Dunhuang which operate buses to Xining, Hami, Turpan, Urumqi, Golmud, Lanzhou, Jiayuguan, Zhangye, Wuwei, etc.
Travel & Sightseeing in Dunhuang
Once a historic junction of China and the Silk Road, Dunhuang now becomes a top tourist destination attacting people from home and abroad. Obliviously, Dunhuang is known by tourists mostly for the Mogao Caves. The Mogao Caves (or named as the Mogao Grottoes), regarded as the greatest treasure-house of Buddhist Art in the world, are the most famous grottoes in China. Apart from the charming grottoes, the White Horse Pagoda, the Yumenguan Pass, the Yangguan Pass, the Crescent Lake, and Mt. Echoing-Sand are well worth seeing.
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