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Things to see in Dunhuang, China

Dunhuang, or Datong as it was formerly known, is a beautiful and preserved ancient city in the Gansu province of China. The city lies in a narrow valley at an elevation of 1,500 meters above sea level and has a population of around 200,000 people. Dunhuang was once the political center of the Western Regions and is one of the most important archaeological sites in China. It contains over 2,000 Buddhist caves which are some of the earliest examples of cave art in China.

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