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Introducing Dūnhuáng

After travelling for hours towards Dūnhuáng (Blazing Beacon), the monotonous desert landscape suddenly gives way to lush, green cultivated fields with mountainous rolling sand dunes as a backdrop. The area has a certain haunting beauty, especially at night under a star-studded sky. It’s not so much the desert dunes and romantic nights that attract so many tourists to Dūnhuáng, but the superb Buddhist art at the nearby Mogao Caves.