The Dunhuang Chinese star chart is the earliest known map of the night sky. Produced in central China around 700CE, it shows over 1,300 stars visible to the naked eye via britishlibrary #art #photography
Halaqi Lake, which had dried up for nearly 300 years, is blue again thanks to years of ecological treatment in Dunhuang, NW China’s Gansu province. Now, the 5-sq-km lake is a paradise for vegetation and wild animals.
The Mogao Grottoes in NW China's Dunhuang is home to a collection of Buddhist artwork in 735 caves carved along a cliff by ancient worshipers. Now, China plans to nurture more talents in Dunhuang studie:
"Dunhuang'>Digital Dunhuang" – protecting cultural heritage through technology
Meet China's first 100-megawatt molten salt tower #solar thermal power station in Dunhuang, Gansu, which has the world's tallest endothermic tower at 260m and can generate 390 million kilowatt-hours annually
For those starry-eyed about a new hobby this #newyear : the Dunhuang Chinese star chart is the earliest known map of the night sky. Produced in central China around 700CE, it shows over 1,300 stars visible to the naked eye #BLTreasures
China's first 100-megawatt solar-thermal power plant successfully connected to the national grid on Thursday in Dunhuang City, Gansu Province
Yueyaquan crescent-shaped lake by 'the singing sands' of Mingsha Shan, on the Silk Road near Dunhuang.
Snow falling in the desert of Cresent Moon Lake in Mingsha Mountain area in Dunhuang, Gansu Province