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And so we entered the terrible wastelands beyond the last beacon tower of the Great Wall, which were actually a lot more pleasant than Jiayuguan city. In fact, we thoroughly enjoyed the desert town of Dunhuang. Scarcely had we checked into our hotel or we went frolicking in the sand dunes just outside town. We were not alone: scores of Chinese …
... usual 5hour lunch or something daft so decided to come back the following morning. This day just flew by to be honest and before we new it we were sat on market street when the town had now come alive with lights, stalls, music and food sharing a bottle of red wine (which wasn't so bad for Chinese wine) and getting merry!
So following morning both Bish and I woke up in ...
... though. Most of the group took the opportunity to shop for more warm gear for Tibet and Nepal, Phil who’d had a terrible time in the snow at Song-Kol shopped up a storm (the shop closed early that day!) Jules and a few of the girls have brightly coloured woollen leggings, putting on an impromptu fashion for the shop assistants who constantly shouted ‘Jiggaman’ which we took as an encouragement and repeated it, constantly (Sophie ...
... And a lot, we didnt see all of them, according to wikipedia there rae 492 caves, the building started in the 4th century untill the 14th century.
While we walked in and out caves, a sandstorm started to come up. In the beginning i didnt realize, I just got lots of sand in my eyes and mouth. It got so worse my contacts started to irritate. The air was yellow of sand and it was only untill I compared the pictures I made I realized how big the sandstorm was;)
... ride into the highest sand dunes in China. You go to the top of the dunes and sand sledge down!! It was great fun.
The camels then took us to the Crescent Lake Oasis which has obviously been developed for the tourists but is still very pleasent.
I had a good look around the city in the evening. It really is a nice city and ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Its central location is the Dunhuang Hotel's main attraction: the bus to the sand dunes leaves right across the street and Jhong's Cafe, which organizes camel treks into the desert, is but a few paces away. Rooms are clean and adequate, though there are some small inconveniences - such as the bathroom floor flooding with every shower and the lack of an elevator. All in all, fine place to stay in Dunhuang.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.