Dunhuang Mt. Mingsha
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Dunhuang Mt. Mingsha

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Dunhuang Mt. Mingsha located at the Gansu Province Dunhuang south five kilometer place Tengger shamo edge. Sand peak fluctuation, the people up and down slope falls, will then exude the bellow, will be called “Sha Lingqing the cry”, for Dunhuang one of eight scenery. The Mt. Mingsha long 40 kilometers, extend 20 kilometers, the roof the approximately 250 meters, all piles as high as a mountain Sha Ercheng. The mountain peak is steep, the back like knife edge, the piedmont has the jadeite crescent moon spring. Hands down, here is originally the water plant lush oasis, a Han Dynasty general leads west the army to draft together, at night suffers enemy troop's sneak attack, when both armies slaughter, the gale breaks out, everywhere yellow sand buries completely both armies troops in the sand, therefore here had Mt. Mingsha. It is said that now this Shashan's Sha Ming, comes from them to proclaim kills the sound. the Dunhuang Mt. Mingsha located at the motherland northwest, is on the Silk Road one of mysterious magnificent tourist attractions.

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This panorama was taken in Gansu Province

This is an overview of Gansu Province

Old is Yongzhou Gansu provincial capital Lanzhou. Located in the upper Yellow River, located in the geographical center of China, between latitude 32 ° 31 '~ 42 ° 57', longitude 92 ° 13 '~ 108 ° 46' between. It is the east, Shaanxi, Qinghai, Sichuan controlled South, West Hill Xinjiang, brief Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, is the ancient Silk Road of the key sections of land and gold, and with the Mongolian border, it was like a magnificent gem, set in central China the Loess Plateau, Qinghai and Inner Mongolia plateau, something more than 1,600 kilometers meandering, aspect 453,700 square kilometers, accounting for 4.72% of the total area. Population 26 million (968 million in 1949), Han, Hui, Tibetan, Dongxiang, Yugu, Baoan, Mongolian, Kazak, Tu, Salar, Manchu and other ethnic groups. Among them, the Dongxiang, Yugur, Bonan is a minority of Gansu.

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