WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Asia Records Institute (ASRI) – Dunhuang: World’s first city to install traffic signal for camels

04-03-2022

(WorldKings.org) Officials in northern China have inaugurated what they say is the world's first traffic signal for camels in April 2021.

Dunhuang is a county-level city in Northwestern Gansu Province, Western China. Dunhuang was a major stop on the ancient Silk Road and is best known for the nearby Mogao Caves. It has also been known at times as Shazhou and, in Uyghur, Dukhan.

Dunhuang is situated in an oasis containing Crescent Lake and Mingsha Shan named after the sound of the wind whipping off the dunes, the singing sand phenomenon. Dunhuang commands a strategic position at the crossroads of the ancient Southern Silk Route and the main road leading from India via Lhasa to Mongolia and Southern Siberia, and also controls the entrance to the narrow Hexi Corridor, which leads straight to the heart of the north Chinese plains and the ancient capitals of Chang'an (today known as Xi'an) and Luoyang.

In recent years, tourism to the area has grown, thanks to the Mingsha Mountain, the Mogao Caves temple complex, and the Yumen and Yangguan passes, which are the westernmost gates of the Great Wall.

Camel-riding tours are a big attraction for people visiting Mingsha Mountain and Crescent Spring. And that leads to camel collisions at times. However, now, thanks to the new traffic signal, the collisions will reduce. A report in CNN states that the main objective of the installation is to prevent camel collisions at Mingsha Mountain and Crescent Spring. The collisions were not only troublesome for camels but also for tourists.

According to wikipedia


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