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3-Day Dunhuang-Jiayuguan Tours
Tour Code: DJ6
Destinations: Jiayuguan and Dunhuang
Visit mysterious Crescent Lake in the middle of Gobi Desert.
Admire the most valuable Buddhist Treasure house of Mogao Grottoes in the World.
Visit the most western end of the Great Wall with Jiayuguan Pass.
Arrive Dunhuang And Visit Crescent Lake Hotel:Fuguo Hotel (4*) Meals: No Activities: Pick up from airport and visit Crescent Lake and Mingsha Echo-sand Mountain.
Our guide and driver from Dunhuang will pick up you from Dunhuang airport and then drive to Dunhuang city.
then visit Mysterious Crescent lake which its name derives from the crescent moon shaped by the small pool of spring water between two large sand dunes. Here you also have chance to ride camels across the sand dunes of Sounding Sand mountain which makes sounds when the wind blows (camel is on your own expenses). you can stay till sunset and back to the hotel later
Dunhuang to Jiayuguan Hotel:Jiayuguan hotel (4 star) Meals: No Activities: After breakfast visit the World heritage Mogao Grottoes and drive to Jiayuguan after lunch (5 hours)
After breakfast spend the whole morning at World heritage famous Mogao Grottoes which were constructed over a millennium ago from the 4th to 14th centuries. The caves are also known as the Thousand Buddha Caves with two distinctions of being one of the most notable grottoes in China as well as the best-preserved treasure house of Buddhist art, sutras, murals and sculptures in the world.
After lunch set out to Jiayuguan which is about 5:00 hours driving.
Depart from Jiayuguan Hotel:Not included Meals: No Activities: Visit Jiayuguan Fort, Great Wall Museum, Over-Hanging Cliff Great Wall and Wei-jin Ancient Tomb
After breakfast at the hotel, Start exploring some exciting sites around Jiayugaun, first visit Jiayuguan pass (Jiayuguan Fort) also known as the “Impregnable Pass under Heaven,” Jiayuguan is the western end of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty as well as the most magnificent and well-preserved pass among over a thousand passes along the Ming Great Wall.
Then stop at the great wall museum which is one of the first museums to give a comprehensive and systematic understanding of the history of the Great Wall. then head to the Over-hanging cliff Great Wall which is situated 11 km away from the city and 7 km away from the Jiayuguan Pass. The Suspended Wall is a part of the Great Wall built on a ridge with a 45 degree gradient.
Then we’ll also visit Wei-jin ancient tombs, Located about 15 kms northeast of Jiayuguan, Wei-Jin Mural Brick Tomb is a large tomb group with over 1,400 tombs built between the 3rd and 5th Centuries during the Wei and Jin dynasties. It is known as the largest subterranean art gallery in the world and houses a great deal of colorful murals.
Finally Our guide and driver will drop off you at Jiayuguan airport or train station
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