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Yangguan Pass

2017-09-18 14:03:27

Yangguan Pass, also known as the Southern Pass, sits 75 kilometers southwest of Dunhuang, and was originally built by Emperor Wu in the Han Dynasty as one of the two most important passes protecting Dunhuang from invasion from the west (the other pass is Yumenguan Pass.

Mogao Grottoes: Buddhist Palace in the world

2016-09-29 15:26:18

The Mogao Grottoes, also known as Thousand-Buddha Caves, are located on the eastern foothills of the Mingsha Mountain, 25 kilometers southeast of the town of Dunhuang.

Vibrant night cityscape of Dunhuang city

2016-09-28 14:26:46

Night scenery of Danghe Scenery Park at Dunghuang city in Northwest China’s Gansu province.

Leiyin Monastery: A Buddhist culture palace

2016-09-26 18:17:37

Leiyin Monastery represents a site where eminent monk Faxian of the East Jin Dynasty (AD 317-420) stayed for some time on his journey to the West.

Crescent Lake: Green eye of the desert

2016-09-23 16:17:00

Crescent Lake, or Yueyaquan, is a crescent-shaped lake in an oasis six kilometers south of Dunhuang city in Northwest China's Gansu province. It was named Yueyaquan during the Qing Dynasty.

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