Dunhuang & Mogao Caves

Dunhuang, with a population of about 150,000, lies at the western end of the huge desert plain of Tarim Pendi. A settlement for two millennia it was significant as the point at which the northern and southern silk routes split along the edges of the desert. Today it is a tourist centre for visitors to the nearby sand dunes and the breathtaking Mogao caves,

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Silk Road Hotel

Foyer

Beer Town

Hotel and dunes

Breakfast view

Dunes

Dunes

Vegetables

Dunhuang

Market

Market

Market

Cake shop

Mogao

Mogao

Mogao

Mogao

Mogao

Mogao

Mogao

Mogao

Birdweed & vetch

Camel grass

Qian mia

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