Silk Road Hotel

No.6 Huancheng East Road, Dunhuang, Gansu, 736200, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Dunhuang

"I've been to the desert on a..."

A travel blog entry by rpalmer_13


... one way to reach it and the wind was always blowing in the wrong direction keeping the sand away. I don't know. My tour guide explained and it made sense at the time but I don't really remember now. Unfortunately, as I said, it was below 0 so the lake was frozen and surrounded by brown so it's not as pretty as it would be later in the year.
The next day was a full day so bear with me as I try to describe it ...

When many hands make hilarious work

A travel blog entry by 2legs2wheels


... that tried to shatter me and the bike.

Though I arrived in Dunhang shaken that had nothing to do with the problem of finding my hotel. This task was complicated by there being 6 Dunhuang hotels. Not 6 hotels in Dunhuang, there were many more, but 6 hotels called “The Dunhuang Hotel”. If ever a city required a branding agency, Dunhuang does! Fortunately, on my third attempt I lucked out!

After a ...

Dunhuang - Babies for sale?

A travel blog entry by gothard


... then pay a fortune for a souvenir book which I was the only one to buy but it was well worth it. The outside photo I have included is not actually of the caves visited but a view of where they obviously carved out some other bits of the hills.

WOW Karyoke Chinese style - We went to the third floor of an amazing building where it was full of private rooms all set up for Karyoke. ...

Desert Oasis in Dunhuang

A travel blog entry by washylee


... It was nice to get an English menu and we ordered a salad, garlic chicken wings, and pizza for Reggie. Unfortunately we did not know that the pizza would come with veggies so he was quite grumpy picking out his pizza.

We decided to head to the Mingshashan sand dunes to play in the desert. There was an entrance fee: $120 adult/$60 kids and we we quickly went to rent the orange slippers since we heard it was a must. ($10 yuan ...

Godric the Geriatric Camel

A travel blog entry by silkroad2012


... bald guy - even though he claims he wasn't scared.

Urumqi is a dump. Some trivia - it is the farthest city in the world from any ocean (2250 miles), as well as being one of China's most polluted. Given the temperature is a sweaty 85 degrees here, it makes it a bit miserable. It is a fairly artificial city created by the Chinese government to exert some control over the strategically important, resource rich, and independent minded (Uigur majority) western ...

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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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