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Backpack to Dunhuang
Nov 6, 2010 10:41
  • KEITHGOH
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Hi,
I intend to travel to Dunhuang in the mid-Nov. If warm clothing and other necessities are well prepared, is it recommended to travel to Dunhuang during this winter period? Would there be any water freezing in the Crescent Lake? How about the camel-riding activities, would it be stop operating due to winter?

Thank you.
Nov 6, 2010 22:33
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  • CHERRY07
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KEITHGOH,

It is off-season in winter. You can save money when you come there in winter. The crescent lake is frozen out in winter. I read some people's travel reviews. According to them, you can still ride camels.

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Nov 7, 2010 10:53
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  • KEITHGOH
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Thanks for the reply!

So, is it recommended to go in winter? Would the scenery be affected by the weather?
Nov 7, 2010 19:04
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  • CHERRY07
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Quote:

Originally Posted by KEITHGOH

Thanks for the reply!

So, is it recommended to go in winter? Would the scenery be affected by the weather?


It is not the best time to visit Mogao Caves and Crescent Lake in winter. You know it is very cold and the scenery is not as good as it in the high season . But you may go there to have a total different experience from other people.

Last year, my best friend went to Jiayuguan in winter. He took wonderful pictures about snow scenery. Brilliant.

If you decide to go, please bring thick clothes to resist coldness.
Nov 8, 2010 15:33
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  • ELLYSE
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Maybe not the most popular, but I disagree that it's not the best time. This is perhaps the most off-peak season, but that also means that the guide is more at freedom to let you take longer at the Mogao Grottoes, and no other tourists around.
I went to Jiayuguan and Dunhuang twice each, in winter and then in summer. I still think I enjoyed winter better.
Do take a look at my VirtualTourist travel pages for Dunhuang and Jiayuguan -- plenty of tips and photos there.
Dunhuang: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/1d57/f8fb3/
Jiayuguan: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/1d57/f77c6/
If you have any other questions, email me directly at yahoo.com|ellyse99 and put "TravelChinaGuide" and your own username (eg KeithGoh) in the subject line.
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