Many claim that Dunhuang's Shazhou Night Market (Shāzhōu Yèshì, 沙洲夜市) has the best selection of local handicrafts, antiques, jade, silk and tea in town, though you can often times find the same stuff at the Grand Market (Dà Shìchǎng, 大市场) at more reasonable prices. The Mogao Caves are surrounded by a variety of shops offering "authentic" handicrafts mimicking the cave artiwork created by the monks, pilgrims and scholars.
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