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Introduction to Dunhuang UNESCO Global Geopark

Writer:Administration for Dunhuang UGGp
Time:2019-04-18 15:11


Located in Dunhuang City, Gansu Province, Dunhuang UNESCO Global Geopark is composed of Yardang, Mount Mingshashan and Crescent Moon-shaped Spring, Natural Landscape sites and Cultural Heritage sites, covering an area of 2180.75 square kilometers. Landforms formed under special geological background and extremely droughty climate, integrate together with specific geographic location and cultural relics on the ancient Silk Road. The magic Yardang landform, Mount Mingshashan and Crescent Moon-shaped Spring, vast desert and Gobi, as well as wetlands are the gifts by nature; the world famous Mogao Grottoes, Yangguan Pass, Yumenguan Pass, ancient military ruins-Han Dynasty Great Wall and Hecang Castle Site on the Silk Road have noted culture and history of Dunhuang .


 The Geopark is characterized by rare and typical landforms, distinctive Western-Region sceneries, original folk customs and precious cultural heritage, which make Dunhuang UNESCO Global Geopark an ideal place for geological investigation, historical and cultural tracing, desert and Gobi expedition and relaxation. Dunhuang UNESCO Global Geopark welcomes visitors from all over the world.




Guide Map of Dunhuang UNESCO Global Geopark

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