Located in the west end of Gansu Province, west region of China, the Mogao Caves (Mogao Grottoes), or the Thousand Buddha Grottoes is the largest treasure trove of Buddhism art in the world. In 1987, they were listed as a world cultural heritage site, known as the most valuable cultural discovery in the 20th century and the "Oriental Louvre". The caves were excavated along a cliff stretching for 2 kilometers long with numerous murals, sculptures, and other objects found inside. It is the must-visit attraction in Dunhuang. >>Know more about the Mogao Caves
Usually, 2~4 days are needed to explore the highlights of Dunhuang. The world heritage site Mogao Caves and the stunning landscape of Mingsha Mountain and Crescent Lake are two Must-Go attractions which take a full day to visit. You can then spend one more day to explore the western region of Dunhuang which also has a lot of attractions, such as the ruin of Great Wall, Yumenguan Pass, Yardang Landform, etc. As for the downtown sites, if time allows, don't miss the Shazhou Night Market and Dunhuang Museum.
Some travelers usually travel Dunhuang with other destinations in Gansu, such as Jiayuguan, Zhangye, Lanzhou, etc. One can even travel from Dunhuang to Turpan, Urumqi of Xinjiang.
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