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Dunhuang located in city Jiuquan of province Gansu with 180,000 populations. As is landlocked Dunhuang is characterized by dry climate and little rainfall, heavy evaporation, temperature difference between day and night, long sunshine time. Here four  seasons are distinct; spring is warm and windy, summer hot, autumn cool and winter cold. Dunhuang's backbone of economy is agriculture, followed is travel.

Around Dunhuang was mount Qilian in the south, Luobupo in the west, Mount Beisai in the north, and Mount Sanwei in the east. Dunhuang seldom rains, and sunshine almost everyday. The Chinese character Dun stands for great and Huang stands for prosperity. Now Dunhuang is Chinese first batch outstanding traveling city.

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