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Hexi Corridor (China's Silk Road) - Dunhuang Night Market: Today’s Update to a Silk Road Oasis

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Dunhuang Night Market: Today’s Update to a Silk Road Oasis

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(12 reviews)
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Dunhung (or Shazhou) Night Market is the largest night market in Dunhuang, a city in in China’s northwestern Gansu Province. With its distinctive local characteristics and strong folk customs, it is known as Dunhuang "Night Scenery Picture" and "Style Painting.” The night market is divided into five major business areas: local snacks, "three-paotai" tea sets, agricultural products and native products as well as cultural handicrafts, such as Uyghur vendors from Xinjian offer beautifully handmade crafts. This market has bustled from the ancient days of the original Silk Road to today. While the vendors and stalls have changed, much of the former character has not! If you are lucky enough, we can see vendors sell camels! As this is a night market, of course, you don’t want to miss the food. There are some distinguished foods here you need to try, first, the Northwest BBQ, the Rub fish-meat balls noodles, fried noodles with chicken broth, special- cooked donkey meat, Yellow River Beer. Please join our guide Lee to explore this lively and culturally rich market and say hi to locals.


Meet Jenny's China Tours

Jenny's China Tours

Jenny’s China Tours provides custom and private tours to Shanghai, Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Guilin and throughout China. Our guides are China experts, speak great English and love sharing the history and culture of China with visitors. We have been delighted to share different parts of China virtually with new friends. We look forward to your visit. Meet our guides: • Cassie: Our Chengdu expert was born in Chengdu and shares the life of Pandas, city culture and history with energy and enthusiasm. She has been an expert guide since 2013 and loves travel, public speaking and meeting people from different cultures. • Alice: Probably our most outgoing guide, Alice is our Shanghai expert and goes above and beyond with every tour to make sure customers are happy and fulfilled. An avid traveller, she is the consummate professional and is always eager to share the history and culture of Shanghai. • Amber: Our Beijing expert became a tour guide after graduating college and has a passion for travel and is always planning her next trip. She delights in sharing the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the culture of Beijing. • Susan: Our expert Chengdu guide loves sharing Chengdu culture and history with visitors. She also has a passion for reading and has visited over 20 countries! This has helped her understand each country’s unique culture. • Apple: You won’t meet a more optimistic guide than our Shanghai expert Apple. As a local Shanghainese, she shares the city’s rapid ascent to modernity along with historic treasures of the Bund, Tianzifang and old Shanghai. • Eva: Our Xi’an expert is a master guide with over 16 years of experience and loves sharing the history of Xi’an’s Terra Cotta Warriors, the last standing city wall all of Xi’an’s famous spots. She never misses a question and eager to share. • Sally: As a native Xi’an resident, Sally is an expert on her hometown and enjoys sharing its history and secrets. As a guide of over 20 years and a degree from Xi’an Foreign Language University, you won’t find a better ambassador to get to know Xi’an. • Yvonne: Our Guilin expert, Yvonne, used to be a translator before becoming a guide with over 15 years of experience now. With impeccable English and knowledge of Guilin, she lovers showing the amazing sights and history of this unique region of China. •Lee: Lee lives in a province called Qinghai in North Western China. his hometown is located at an intersection between the ancient Silk Road and the Tibetan plateau. It is rich in unique landscapes and diverse ethnic culture. Lee has worked as an interpreter and a guide specialising in adventure travel; he loves spending time in the natural world!


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Hexi Corridor (China's Silk Road) with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Hexi Corridor (China's Silk Road). Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Linda Julie T.

12 September 2021

Very nice, thanks

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Richard M 🐵 .. ..

11 September 2021

Fascinating stroll through Dunhuang market. Had I been there in person I should have travelled home with much excess baggage, both luggage and on person. Very colourful and well narrated. Must book it again.

ANNE W.

10 September 2021

I liked to see this trading hub and intersection of ancient cultures have adapted to modern times like high speed rail, food vendor stands, comfortable modern hotels/lodging. These advances make accessible history come to life. I could now travel the same places as merchants and traders have done thousands of years ago (in more comfortable transport) Thanks Lee for wetting my appetite to see the Hexi corridor in person. Look forward to your other tours as well.

Heather R.

10 September 2021

Thx Lee 4 showing us around the market. I have eaten, bought camel leather bag 2 hold my shopping, had some beer with u, & seen some artists doing their work & making the goods 4 sale. Thx again

Cathy (Essex, England) M.

10 September 2021

Lee is such a lovely person, very cheerful, accommodating, and knows how to make us happy. It was so interesting to walk round the food market with him and see all the different delicious dishes.


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