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Introduction to Cultural Heritage Tourism Area of Dunhuang Global Geopark

Writer:Administration for Dunhuang UGGp
Time:2019-03-22 14:52


Dunhuang is not only the source of “Dunhuangology” because of Mogao Grottos, but also was located at the convergent site of different segments of the Silk Road, leaving us many important cultural and military sites. Yangguan Pass and Yumenguan Pass were the key ancient military border city and the ancient customs that were built in the Han Dynasty over two thousand years ago, having played a significant role in protecting border security and stability of western China, both of which had witnessed the significance of transportation, defense system of the Great Wall on the ancient silk road. Compared the past with present, it has become a place for research and exchange of ancient cultures, also a scenic area for historic preservation, academic research and tourism.

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