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Dunhuang is a long historical and cultural city. We list top ten of the rich tourist resource. Here is a list of top things to do in Dunhuang.

Top 10 Things to do in Dunhuang

1. Crescent Lake
 Here you can enjoy not only the rare view where an oasis meets the desert, but also some fun sand adventures, such as riding camels. After climbing to the top of the dunes, from there you can't help but marvel at the dramatic view. You have discovered the wondrous sight of Crescent Spring!

2. Echoing-Sand Mountain
Have you ever heard of a mountain that echoes to the sound of sand as you slide down its slopes? If not, you can go to Echoing-Sand Mountain to experience. Your visit will complete as you appreciate the splendid environment consisting of golden sand, a wondrous mountain, a tranquil lake and a beautiful sunset.

3. Mogao Caves
The largest statue in Mogao Caves is 34.5 meters (113 feet) high and the smallest a mere 2 centimeters (0.79inches) high. The Mogao Caves are a depository of historical and cultural exchanges over more than a thousand years between China and other nations. So, it is worth visiting.

4. Western Thousand-Buddha Cave
As one part of the Mogao Caves, the Western Thousand-Buddha Cave has 16 caverns, over 800 square meters (about 8,611 square feet) of murals and 34 painted clay statues. They are painted with strong bodies and slender eyebrows. In a word, it is the precious treasures of China even in the world.

5. Yangguan Pass
Yangguan Pass, together with Yumenguan Pass, has witnessed the prosperity of Silk Road in the past times. At first, the Emperor Wu ordered to build it in the purpose of consolidating the frontier defense as well as developing the remote western region. Today, Yangguan Pass is not only a historic place of recalling the remote past, but also a hometown of tasty grapes.

6. Yumenguan Pass
Known as Small Square City, Yumenguan Pass was the crucial gateway from central China to the western regions in ancient times. Two thousand years later, Yumenguan Pass lost its historic function. It is only a rectangular castle standing in the Gobi desert.

7.  Camel Hooves
A famous local dish focuses on the sliced tendon of the camel hooves, and the delicious tendon of the hooves served often simmered for over 8 hours.

8.  Mingshan Road of Dunhuang City
Here is the right place to have the Chinese and Western food in the Chinese and western restaurants with good dining environments.

9.  Dunhuang Shi Luminous Cups Factory
If you want to buy something for your family and friends, Dunhuang Shi Luminous Cups Factory is advised.

10.  Fruits
The best time to visit Dunhuang is autumn for its mild climate and plenty of mature fruits. There are Li Guang apricot, Dunhuang melon and many other fruits in Dunhuang. You can enjoy the sweet fruits as you like.