Silk Road Hotel

Address: No.6 Huancheng East Road, Dunhuang, Gansu, 736200, China | Hotel
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This hotel, located on No.6 Huancheng East Road, Dunhuang, is near Mogao Caves, Magao Grottoes, Dunhuang Museum, and White Horse Pagoda.
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      Amazing Mogao caves near Dunhuang

      A travel blog entry by 2013 on Sep 19, 2014

      2 comments, 16 photos

      ... 3D show in a domed theatre, explained how the man-made caves came to be created. Just excellent presentations that brought the caves to life for us, rather than being just holes in a wall. Anyway the honing out of the approximately 1000 caves, came to be from a solitary monk during the 400s, searching for his own personal “nirvana.” He built a single cave in a solid wall of earth in the Gobi Desert, near Dunhuang and the Silk Route, ...

      The Real China - My trip to Dunhuang

      A travel blog entry by olasalle on Aug 07, 2014

      1 comment, 16 photos

      ... among truck and bus drivers in China.
      Thus the reason for avoiding buses whenever possible.

      Enough for the busses, let me tell you a little about some of the Chinese trains I have been riding. These trains are not the sleek “High-Speed” trains like the Shinkanzen in Japan or the TGV in France & Europe. They have those high-speed trains here too, but that isn’t where you are going to find the average Chinese ...

      Buddhas, Camel Trekking and Dinosaurs!

      A travel blog entry by chloecd on May 01, 2014

      2 comments, 23 photos

      ... was the Chinese for "English" over and over. So my theory is the real English tour guide hadn't shown up, and was in big trouble...

      Anyway, the tour was absolutely fascinating. Admittedly, every single cave we entered he started his spiel with "in this cave on the west wall we find a niche in which is a Buddha", but I guess it's not his fault the creators of the caves weren't too imaginative with their designs! The caves themselves were beautiful, the world's ...

      Adventures in Gobi Dessert!..Camels? Sand Dunes?

      A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14 on Apr 20, 2014

      143 photos

      ... is very unusual, since the phoenix represents a woman and the dragon represents a man and also the emperor. The belief is that this was done during the Tang dynasty when the society was much more matriarchal, and China’s only female empress, Empress Wu, reigned for over 37 years.
      Cave 419 has incredibly well preserved original paintings on walls and ceilings of their interpretation of heaven and hell. Statues are original, made of wood of buddha and ...

      Hanging in Dunhuang

      A travel blog entry by marqual on Oct 05, 2013

      10 photos

      ... where all of the narration was in Chinese. The shuttle ride lasted only a few miles and they let us get out of the bus exactly 4 times - once each for 5, 10, 30, and 5 minutes. Definitely not enough time and no time for some hiking - I guess Chinese national parks work like Chinese assembly lines.
      In the car, the driver was fascinated with my lunch - a giant green radish and a couple carrots - he kept on offering me bread. We continued on to 3 ...