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The Great Wall (JinShanLing / SiMaTai, close to Beijing)

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Backpacking trip through central China

Xi’An :
• City Wall
• Terracotta Army

ZhangYe :
• MaTi Si
• Rainbow Mountains
• DanXia Grand Canyon

DunHuang :
• Gobi Desert

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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.

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JiaYuGuan 嘉峪关 – the western end of the Great Wall of China

Plus DunHuang oasis and ZhangYe DanXia GeoPark, all in GanSu province.

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XiaMen, FuJian province, Urumqi, XinJiang province, and DunHuang, GanSu province

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DunHuang 敦煌, GanSu province : along the old Silk Road

Explore the beautiful ancient town and surrounding sand-dunes and Buddhist caves with Sticker Travel.


The second film shows the Silk Road DunHuang Hotel.


DunHuang lies at the eastern end of the old northern Silk Route, from the ancient capital of Xi'An westwards to Kashgar in XinJiang province. The Great Wall was extended westwards to here around 120 BCE during the Han dynasty (202 BCE - 220 AD). During the Han and Tang dynasties, in particular, it was an important point of communication between China and central Asia.


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A trip to DunHuang 敦煌 in the Gobi Desert

DunHuang lies within an oasis in the Gobi Desert, GanSu province.


It was an important stop along the Silk Road.


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DunHuang and the Gobi Desert

DunHuang lies within an oasis in the Gobi Desert.


It was an important stop along the Silk Road.


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A trip to JiaYuGuan 嘉峪关, western end of the Great Wall

JiaYuGuan is the first pass at the western end of the Great Wall of China.

It lies 6 kilometers southwest of the city of JiaYuGuan in GanSu province. The fortress lies between two hills and near to an oasis that was then on the western edge of China.

According to legend, when JiaYuGuan was being planned, the official in charge asked the designer to estimate the number of bricks required; the designer surprised the official by giving him an exact number. The official questioned his judgment, asking him if he was sure that would be enough, so the designer added one brick to the total. When JiaYuGuan was finished, there was one brick left over, which was placed loose on one of the gates, where it remains today.

Nearby are the DunHuang Caves (also known as the MoGau Caves); these grottoes date from the 4th century AD and contain Buddhist art from over the next thousand years.

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Silk Road travels, including JiaYuGuan and DunHuang

Scenes along the Silk Road in China.


Places include Hohhot (Inner Mongolia), YinChuan (NingXia), LanZhou (Gansu), TianShui (Gansu), ZhangYe (Gansu), JiaYuGuan (Gansu), DunHuang (Gansu), Urumqi (XinJiang).


Most notably, the western end of the Great Wall at JiaYuGuan and the Grottoes at DunHuang.


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Buddhist cave shrines - video

Video : China : Buddhist cave shrines - video

At DunHuang, YunGang and LongMen ...

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