Enjoy a pure 8-hour guided tour without any compulsory shopping stops. Appreciate Buddhist art, discover murals and Buddha statues inside the caves ... More info ›
Enjoy a pure 8-hour guided tour without any compulsory shopping stops. Appreciate Buddhist art, discover murals and Buddha statues inside the caves. Take a camel ride toward Singing Sand Dune in the beautiful melody sung by the sand and enjoy the entrancing beauty of Crescent Lake lying peacefully below the mountain.
Your day tour starts with a morning pickup from your centrally located hotel. Relax in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan as your guide and driver take you to Mogao Caves. You will first watch a movie for about an hour, getting a general understanding of the history of the caves. Then, visit different caves including the largest cave, Cave 96, and manuscripts storage, Cave 17, where hoards of Buddhism scriptures were discovered, and learn about Buddhist art and murals.
Later, return to your vehicle and move on to Singing Sand Dune. Hearing the beautiful sound along your way to the mountain and back on a camel ride with your guide’s introductions to get a better understanding of the name of the dune. Hike to the mountain top for panoramic views of tiers over tiers of sand dunes in this mysterious desert and get a glimpse of the Crescent Lake below.
Come down from the sand dune mountains and continue your camel ride closer to Crescent Lake. Your guide will unveil its mysteries and share the efforts made by Chinese government to conserve the condition of this gradually shrinking oasis.
Your tour concludes at approximately 5:00pm as you enjoy a comfortable ride back to your hotel.