A group of tourists travel in the Roaring
Sand Hill (鸣沙山), near the Dunhuang Grotto by camels.
It is reported by the local Gansu tourist authority that
they received about 4000 visitors a day since autumn.
A bustling scene around the Crescent
Fountain (月牙泉) at the foot of the Roaring Sand Hill
on August 29, 2009.
(Source of info/photo: 聂建江 - 聂新华社)
An artist studies Dunhuang cave art while
trading Dunhuang-style artworks in his store
Unlike most cities in China's relatively conservative
western region, Dunhuang is a sleepless modern metropolitan
in the middle of the desert, with a large proportion of the
residents and visitors being artists and scholars. Many shops,
in particular book stores and art galleries which are the
most popular business venues in the town, only open their
doors to the public after lunch (what a life), with the busiest
hours being late evening between 8pm and 12am.
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