Fun adventures in DunHuang 敦煌, western GanSu province

DunHuang is situated in a rich oasis within the Gobi Desert that includes Crescent Lake.

DunHuang held a strategic position at the crossroads of the ancient Southern Silk Route and the main road leading from India via Lhasa to Mongolia and Southern Siberia, as well as the entrance to the narrow HeXi Corridor, which led straight to the heart of the northern China plains and the ancient capitals of Chang'An (known today as Xi'An) and LuoYang.

The Gobi Desert is a 'rain shadow desert', formed by the Himalayan mountain range blocking rain-carrying clouds from the Indian Ocean.

[640],shadow=true,start=150,stop=
[320],shadow=true,start=176,stop=
GanSu map

Related Videos

Featured Videos

The Putuo ZongCheng Temple 普陀宗乘之庙 in ChengDe 成德
The Putuo ZongCheng Temple in ChengDe, HeBei province, is a Qing dynasty Buddhist temple. The complex was constructed between 1767 and 1771 during the reign of emperor QianLong (1735–1796). It is located just north of the ChengDe Mountain Resort. Along with the equally famed Puning Temple, it is one of the Eight Outer Temples of ChengDe (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
Enter the chill-out zone – long play (1)
Beautiful, relaxing musical soundscapes for inner calm, inspired by the orient ...
The magnificently beautiful Temple of Heaven 天坛, BeiJing 北京
South of the Forbidden City and Tian'AnMen Square in central BeiJing, the blue sky city, lies this amazing Taoist temple, set in an abundant area (now park) of trees and a great place to visit. The wonderful architecture is brimming with symbolism and the park as a whole is a favorite for locals to hang out and practice Tai Chi or play JianZi (hacky sack), etc .
Inline skating contest, BeiJing 北京 – video
'Battle Masters Beijing'. The second film is from a pairs contest in Germany, 2011.
The ‘Plank Walk’ at HuaShan 华山 mountain – video
In ShaanXi province.
ShenZhen 深圳 Summer Universiade 2011 highlights
August 2011.
ChongQing 重庆 night views …
SanLiTun 三里屯, BeiJing
SānLǐTún is a popular destination for shopping, fashion, dining and entertainment.
Dance around China 中国 (5)
Foreign exchange student Jake 'dancing' through BeiJing, ChengDu, Xi'An, Lhasa, YangShuo, ZhangJiaJie, ShangHai, FengHuang and Hong Kong. A fun film ...
FengHuang 凤凰 ancient town, HuNan province
FèngHuáng (Phoenix) ancient town, lies 'close' (about 140 kilometers) to the ZhangJiaJie Nature Reserve. The town retains much of its ancient architecture and culture. Legend tells that two of the mythical phoenix birds flew over the town and were so in awe at its beauty that they remained hovering there for a long time, being reluctant to leave and lose the view.
A vacation among the rice terraces of Ping’An 平安
A beautiful film ... The LongSheng (Dragon's Backbone) rice terraces 龙胜梯田 cover an area of around 65 square kilometers (about 16,000 acres) in GuangXi province. Construction of the terraces began during the Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), most extensively around 500 years ago during the Ming dynasty, and continues today.
The beaches of Hong Kong 香港
Hong Kong has quite a few beaches and some of these are very nice ...

A selection of popular videos

Keyword / tag search :