Dunhuang-themed train starts maiden journey

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 Dunhuang-themed train starts maiden journey on Saturday.

Nicknamed "Dunhuang", the Y667 Lanzhou-Dunhuang train started its maiden journey on July 10. According to the train schedule, the "Dunhuang" leaves Lanzhou at 6 p.m. and arrives in Dunhuang at 6:48 a.m. the next day.

A new railway linking Lanzhou, the provincial capital of Gansu, and Dunhuang, an important city along the ancient Silk Road, has been opened recently. The newly-opened rail aims to provide convenient transfer for the booming Silk Road travel in western China.

In recent years, thousands of tourists across the world have been attracted to Gansu, a province in northwest China known for long history and mysterious legends, unique landscapes and exotic local customs. Dozens of reputed scenic spots like Mogao Cave in Dunhuang, the iconic Jiayuguan, the enchanting Bingling Temple, the mud-made Great Wall relics and the beautiful Qilian Mountain are regarded to be must-sees in western China.

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