You can “check-in” the semicircular lake in the middle of the desert or the colorful Danxia mountain.

Nguyet Nha Tuyền – a lake in the middle of the desert

Ho Crescent transliterated Chinese as Nguyet Nha Tuyen. This is a crescent-shaped freshwater lake located in an oasis of the Gobi desert, 5 km south of Dunhuang City, Gansu Province, China. The lake is about 218 m long and 54 m wide.

Nguyet Nha Tuyen is also one of the stops for merchants on the “Silk Road”. A temple has been built next to the lake, making the natural landscape here unique.

Gia Giao Quan, the westernmost gate of the Great Wall

Dubbed as “The First Noble Man,” Gia Gia Quan is the main gate at the westernmost point of the Great Wall of China, built in the Ming Dynasty in 1372. This fortress is firmly fortified to against the attacks of Emperor Thieu Moc Nhi in Central Asia.

With a total area of ​​about 33,500 square meters, Gia Duc Quan has a trapezoid structure of 733m long and 11m high, including 3 defensive lines: inner city, suburban and moats. On the ramparts are guardians. Until now, Gia Giao Quan was still lying on the western narrowest point of the Ha Tay corridor, at the foot of Gia Duc mountain, in the wind and sunshine of the Gobi desert.

Cultural treasures and Buddhist architecture – Hang Cao Cao

Mac Cao cave is a Buddhist site that has been recognized by UNESCO as a cultural heritage. It also has the largest treasure of Buddhist culture and architecture in China. Mac Cao cave is created on a low mountain range named Minh Sa about 2 km in the middle of deserted desert.

For over a thousand years, thanks to the donation money of the merchant delegations, artisans have created countless statues and murals telling the practice life of the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, the lives and journeys of pious wizard.

Because the artisans have creative styles and live in different periods, the works in the cave have a variety of materials and colors. It together with Yunnan Grotto and Longmen Grotto became the three most famous ancient Buddhist sculpture sites in China. 

Dan Ha “rainbow” mountain

Dan Ha, also known as Danxia Landform (Danxia Landform) is a large area, stretching from the Southeast to the Northwest of China with many majestic picturesque scenes. The most famous of which is the Dan Ha mountain range looks from afar as “7 colors of the rainbow”. The beautiful scenery of the Danxia mountains has long been one of the world famous attractions. 

Coming to Dan Ha, especially at sunset, you will be overwhelmed by the golden sunlight shining on the sand dunes, increasing the already inherent colors here. In 2009, part of Dan Ha was also chosen to be the setting for Zhang Yimou’s film A Woman, A Gun, and A Noodleshop. 

Ho Duong forest 

Autumn, Gansu is also impressed by the lake of brilliant yellow lake trees, reflected under the blue lake. The lake tree is also called clock tree, an ancient tree with supple vitality. They can survive extreme climates with extremely high or low temperatures. Trees have a lifespan of thousands of years, trees die but do not rot.

To admire the brilliant beauty of the lake forest, you can come here in the middle of October each year. The Yangtze Forest Park is located in Jinshan District, Jiuquan City, away from Jiaozuo as a famous sightseeing spot.

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