The historical vicissitudes of the Silk Road in Dunhuang, Gansu add “green” to the “water”
China News Service, Lanzhou, June 11 (Reporter (Feng Zhijun) Desert, yellow sand, Populus euphratica, camel team, sunset… For thousands of years, the superb view of “the desert is lonely with smoke and the long river sets the sun” has been perfectly interpreted in Dunhuang, the westernmost Gobi oasis of Gansu Hexi Corridor. However, in addition to carrying the vicissitudes of history on the ancient Silk Road, the ancient county of Dunhuang has gradually shown the vigor of “greenery all over the city” and “waterscape winding” in recent years.
Since the beginning of summer, tourism in Dunhuang, an international tourist city on the Silk Road, has continued to flourish. Every evening, on both banks of the Danghe River in Dunhuang City, where the neon lights are up, the antique Han-Tang style viewing pavilions and the water surface complement each other, and the colorful night lights blend with the sprinkled rockery sprays, stone sculptures and other landscape elements. The combination of movement and static is like in a painting.
Visit to Mogao Grottoes during the day A large number of tourists from Dunhuang cultural and natural sites, such as Mingsha Mountain and Crescent Spring, often rush to the colorful and ten-colored Danghe style line after dinner, wandering through the Han and Tang building complexes, “seeing what’s going on” in the distance. The shocking scene of the desert echoing with the waterscape below your feet.
Such a “waterscape” is not Unique to the Danghe style, in the “symbiosis of sand and springs” Mingsha Mountain Crescent Spring Scenic Area, through vigorous efforts to improve the ecological environment in recent years, under the Mingsha Mountain is shaded with trees, flowers blooming, and greenery, making the scenery more and more charming. , Attracting thousands of tourists every day to come for sightseeing.
Increase the amount of green in the city through a variety of ways, so that people can share “green benefits.” According to the Dunhuang official introduction, over the years, the local area has already owned 9 parks through various means such as planning and building greenery, demolishing walls, building landscapes and adding greenery, and diverting water to create greenery. The urban green coverage rate reached 41.86%, and the per capita park green space was occupied. With an area of 13.61 square meters, a green pattern of “green belt” surrounding the city, “green roads” all over the city, and “green spots” all over the city has been initially constructed.
Dunhuang, which is dry and rainless all year round, is located in the territory There are many deserts and Gobi, and the oasis area only accounts for 4.5% of the total land area. According to research by scientific research institutions, the local annual average precipitation is about 40 mm, while the evaporation is more than 2500 mm, and the local average annual rainfall is only 10 mm, so it is called “one of the driest places in China”. The local water resources are also Very scarce.
“It is imperative to save water and protect the oasis.” Aiming at the “bottleneck” of water shortage that restricts the sustainable development of Dunhuang’s economy and society, in recent years, Dunhuang has implemented different measures in the fields of agriculture, industry, and tourism. The total amount of water used in the city has been effectively controlled by adopting water-saving measures. (End)