Nightlife is quite colorful in Dunhuang City. But not in the way of rowdy bars or pulsating clubs or discos but in a more traditional sense – folk songs and dance, and of course, night markets.
Dunhuang Musicians and Dancers
In ancient times, Dunhuang was a melting pot for both song and dance of western and eastern cultures and developed a school all its own, the Dunhuang Folk Musicians and Dancers programs The songs and dance represent a rich Dunhuang cultural heritage and harkens back to scenes from the prosperous Tang Dynasty (618-907).
Summer of Dunhuang
A large song and dance performance with rich cultural references to the Silk Road. The performance, inspired by the content of murals in the Mogao Caves, portrays the dancing, finery and music of ethnic groups along the Silk Road.
Dunhuang Night market – Shazhou Market
An ideal place to learn about Dunhuang folk-customs and way of life. The market, divided into several areas, includes snacks and art ware, Tea House area and a special ethnic products area. Tourists can browse leisure. Also entertaining and fun, are local opera street shows performed by amateurs.