Dunhuang - Desert Oasis July 29th 2011 After a quite pleasant and normal 5 hour bus ride we arrived in the desert town of Dunhuang. The trip from Jiauyugaun was spectacular as we had the front seats of the bus and an unobstructed view of the expansive mountains and desert sands in front, the further west we drove the hotter it got outside and by the end the whole road was pretty much a mirage.
Our guesthouse was 10 minutes out of t ... read more
Asia » China » Gansu » Dunhuang For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
One month from Beijing to Kasghar, the Western edge of China, travelling the ancient silk trader routes across China....With a final stop, government permitting, to Tibet.
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