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Dunhuang is reputed as the pearl on the Silk Road with incredible beautiful sights, among which the Mogao Grottoes, Echoing-Sand Mountain and Jade Gate Pass are the must-see attractions.

Dunhuang Quick Facts

English Name: Dunhuang

Railway Stations: Dunhuang Railway Station

Zip Code: 736200

Location: In the Northwest of Gansu

Chinese Name: 敦煌 (dūn huáng)

Suburban Districts: In the Northwest of Gansu

Airports: Dunhuang Airport

Area Code: 0937

Population: 0.13 milliion (2002)

Best Time to Visit: May to October

Top Attractions in Dunhuang

Dunhuang Maps Free Download

Find maps of Dunhuang, including Dunhuang's regional location to other parts of China as well as . Our Dunhuang travel guide ( includes weather, living, food, weather, transportation, etc.) has heaps of useful information and tips! > See More

Shopping in Dunhuang

There is plenty of shopping centres in Dunhuang such as Flying mall, Tianma market and NaGuan compreheive market. The Oasis market which looks like a shopping centre sells a lot of clothes, shoes; hats which can be worn in the desert, they are always on a good sale. At daylight it becomes a street to experience different kinds of food. There is a wide range of diffe...> See More

Restaurants (Food) in Dunhuang

Dunhuang food revolves around wheat flour noodles as the main staple of the local diet. These noodles are actually made from pea flour and are clear, white, cool and slippery . Noodles are served with lamb, chicken, or beef. On the other hand, Dunhuang Rang Pizi has long been one of the most popular dishes in the city. The noodles are seasoned with hot peppe for a cool, yet ...> See More

Entertainment in Dunhuang

Dunhuang nightlife is colorful with obvious local characteristics. The bustling night market will be the must go place at night. When spring comes, the local people join in an activity at night, dancing and singing. When it becomes dark, all the lights are turned on. You can do what you like there. In Chinese, we call this activity "Fire Society" which includes many lo...> See More