From Xining we returned to Lanzhou, and took the N857 overnight train to Dunhuang.
Early morning arrival:
We stayed at Charley Johng's Dune Guesthouse, which was out of the town centre, near the entrance to the Mingsha Dunes.
Add: 敦煌鸣沙山生植物园, 月泉山庄
Watching the solar eclipse:
Míngshā Shān (鸣沙山):
Yùmén Guān (玉门关):
Yădān Guójiā Dìzhì Gōngyuán (雅丹国家地质公园):