all of Dunhuang's attractions, the Mogao
Grottoes (also known as the Dunhuang Grottoes) is definitely the
most worth paying a visit.
This site boasts the largest collection
of Buddhist grottoes in existence in China. Many of the 492 grottoes
here date back as early as one thousand years ago (covering a period
of ten dynasties).
Perhaps the most famous aspect of
Dunhuang's grottoes is the murals that feature Buddhist stories, folk
culture, farming, hunting as their main themes.
Also, the Ancient
City of Dunhuang isn't exactly what you might think it is. It is
actually a gigantic movie set where you can get a feel for ancient
Dunhuang. However, for the real thing, explore the Yang
Pass and Yumen
Pass great ruins that protected the real Ancient City of
Dunhaung from western barbarians and invaders.
Dunhuang also prides itself on its
charming natural beauty. Crescent
Moon Spring and the Singing Sand Mountains are fantastic way to
experience the desert landscape of Dunhuang.