Congress Report
Photo: China National Tourism Administration Tokyo Office
Dunhuang City

Head of City Government

Mr. Zhu Jianjun, Mayor
Assumed Mayoralty of Dunhuang City in March 2021



26700 km2 


185000 (2022)  

GDP in Dunhuang City

CNY8.77billion (2022)

Upper tier

Gansu Province

Geographic features

Located in Gansu Province in the northwestern corner of China. Dunhuang City is an oasis that prospered as a fork in the Silk Road. It is on the northern edge of the Tibetan Plateau and the western end of the Hexi Corridor. Since long ago, it has been used as an entrance and exit to the central area and western area. The Talimu Basin is to the west, the Gobi Desert to the north and the Qilian Mountains and Qaidan Basin to the south.

Main industries

Tourism, Agricultural products (fruits, vegetable, melon), Photovoltaic power

City symbol

Sculpture: The Flying Angel is playing Pipa on her back. 

Number of visitors

3193100 (2022)

Administrative divisions

Dunhuang City - 9 towns

Official website

Sources: Official website of Dunhuang City, Dunhuang City’s manuscript of Current Situation and Challenges edited for the 1st East Asia Local and Regional Government Congress

(As of March, 2024)