Dunhuang International Hotel
28 Mingshan Road Dunhuan City Gansu, Dunhuang, Dun
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Mogao Caves, Dunhuang
At Danggushu, W of Yumenguan
Travel Tips for Dunhuang
Although you're very restricted in your movements (can only follow the guide wherever she goes, and you can't choose which caves you want to look at on the tour), that wasn't an issue for us. Read up as much as you can before you go; the guide actually directed most of her commentary and other chatting at the 3 of us as she overheard me talking to my other 2 friends about what was in cave number X/Y/Z! They appreciate people who're genuinely interested in the grottoes instead of those who don't know anything about them. It's a good idea to go off-peak as there're less visitors and the guides can afford to talk in more detail instead of having to rush out of each cave once they finish the usual blurb because there're more visitors coming. I don't think you get more caves opened for free, but having more detailed info and a slower pace is decidedly worth it.
Day 9 - LanZhou
Lanzhou is the capital for Gansu province. Wanghe River runs through the city. Huanghe River is the mother river for Chinese culture.
The city of Lanzhou looks no different to the city of Nanjing (also same as the city of Urumqi).
Lanzhou is famous for its snacks and beef noodles. Yes, I had the best beef noodles soup in my life! The resturant is call "Ma Zi Lu" beef noodle soup. Only 5 yuan you can have a wonderful lunch. I believe there are other places in Lanzhou that has excellent beef soup too.
Another place to visit in Lanzhou is the water cart. It is delicately designed to utilize the flush of the river to mow the rice.
Dunhuang - A famous historical site
"Part of my China silk road trip in September 2002"
Dunhuang is an important place in the ancient silk road and the famous Mogao Buddhist grottoes.
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