Mingsha Dunes, Dunhuang

  • Beautiful curves - © William Mackesy
  • Empty road - 2001 - © William Mackesy
  • Oasis - © William Mackesy

Key information: Mingsha Dunes, Dunhuang

  • If in Dunhuang, home of amazing Buddhist caves, don’t miss these huge, atmospheric dunes for a sunrise or sunset wonder.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating76
  • Beauty28
  • Natural interest14
  • Human interest8
  • Charisma26
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating76

Vital Statistics

  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
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Oasis - © William Mackesy

WALK SUMMARY

If in Dunhuang, home of amazing Buddhist caves, don’t miss these huge, atmospheric dunes for a sunrise or sunset wonder.

Dream of the passing of goods and ideas through this oasis during the millennia through which the Silk Road flourished.

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