Sunset at the Dunhuang desert
The sunset at Dunhuang reveals the boundaries between oasis and the endless sand dunes of the Gobi desert.
The Mingsha dunes near Dunhuang in the Gobi desert
In the late afternoon, those visitors without vertigo climb the highest sand dune among the Mingsha dunes (the "Singing Sand Mountains") in Dunhuang to experience the sunset from the peak, which stands at an amazing 1715m.
Camel in the Dunhuang desert
A camel is left to rest in the oasis of Dunhuang.
Cotton Harvest in Dunhuang
Like other oases in the region, Dunhuang's economy has benefited from agriculture impossible in the surrounding deserts.
Stone pot soup at the Dunhuang night market
One popular dish of the Dunhuang night market is an aromatic soup prepared in a fire pot, which leaves a lasting memory for its spectacular cooking style in the open flame.
Mahjong in the White Horse Pagoda in Dunhuang
Dunhuang has been historically the last Chinese outpost before reaching the border regions.
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