"A stop of the Silk Road" Top 5 Page for this destination Dunhuang by SirRichard
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I visited Dunhuang in 1991, as part of a longer trip from Samarkanda to Beijing, following the Silk Route.
Dunhuang was a famous stop on the route, as it was an oasis on the way.
The most famous landmarks around here are the Mogao Buddhist Caves with wall paintings & sculptures, the Singing Sand Mountains and the Crescent Moon Lake.
The Silk Road was a trading route linking China with the Mediterranean coasts. It started during the time of the Han Dynasty, 206BC-220AD.
It is not an actual “road” but a route, including several paths and branches but going briefly from Xian through the north of China, middle Asia, Caucasus ending in Turkey and Venice.
Dunhuang was an oasis town in the route from Xian to Kashgar.
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