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Qiliqiao Town, Dunhuang 736200 China
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Dunhuang Private Day Tour Mogao Grottoes, Singing Dunes and Crescent Moon Spring
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Dunhuang Private Day Tour Mogao Grottoes, Singing Dunes and Crescent Moon Spring
Experience the “Jewel of the Silk Road” on an all-day tour of the Mogao Grottoes, Singing Dunes and Crescent Moon Spring. After a convenient hotel pickup in Dunhuang, explore this UNESCO World Heritage site with a professional cave guide and see their well-preserved frescoes and statues. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant included in the tour price.
$239.00 per adult
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The Shazou ancient city ruins are officially known as the "Dunhuang Ancient City Ruins". In this section, I realise that it has been confused with the "movie" village. The ruins are located at the intersection of the G215 (215 National Road) and Gucheng Road. It is a small area
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This is basically a movie set repurposed as a tourist attraction. We came in off season and very disappointed to invest rmb 40 in the ticket. There were no activities, no explanations (we read Chinese) no people in period costume.
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I had not intended to visit but the 'old city'was in my free guide in the hotel so I thought I'd visit the old town. I pointed to the picture and the taxi took me right there....BUT it is not the 'old city' - it is a film set! The old houses are from five different regions in
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I didn't really want to visit this site as I had read it's just a vague recreation of what the "Old City" may have been like. It's very chintzy but hey, if you like that sort of thing then go for it. My real aim was to go to the Yadan pass but found it very difficult to find
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Gives you a good idea of what 'would have been' -- an 'extra' after you've visited the caves and city museum. Personally, I'd spend more time in the new Dunhuang Mogao Caves museum with its replica caves really reading and studying the exhibitions; the time would be better spent.
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