Known as the father of glaciers, is located at the foot of Mt. Maztagata. It is 3600 metres above sea level.
It marks the western limit of the Great Wall. A fortress was built in the Ming Dynasty(1372 A.D.) to guard the pass between the Qilan Mountains to the south and the Black Mountains to the north.
The Buddhist caves of Dunhuang are one of the Silk Road’s important landmarks.They were first worked in the 4th century, among them the Mogao is the most famous.
A sandy mountain which attracts people to climb and to slide down from it. If you don’t have sufficient time to spend on, then a camel ride around is another choice.
Crescent Moon Lake
The original lake which set amidst sand dunes has gradually dried up. The one we see today is a rebuilt one.
It is an oasis town on the railway line to Urumqi, famous for its sweet grapes and Hami melons. Underground channels bring snowmelt from the nearby Tianshan range for irrigation.
About 70 km south-west of Dunhuang, it is the important pass of ancient Silk Road’s southern route. The original one is in ruins. The long corridor we see today was rebuilt on the damaged site.
The Great Wall of Han Dynasty
It seems quite simple and coarse when compared with the Great Wall at Badaling, Beijing. Built two thousand years ago, the materials used are sand, stones and straw.
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