Mingsha Shan (Echo Sand Mountain) Park, Dunhuang, China, Dunhuang
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Trek through a vast sandy desert of Mingsha Shan (Echo Sand Mountain) Park, Dunhuang, China. Close to a main city and not prone to harsh weather, the environment offers a perfect opportunity for tourists to experience an arid landscape. Choose from various trails, traversable by foot or camel. As you explore, listen for the roar of the desert--a gentle wind bouncing off the sand often produces a harmonic tone, while walking down the dunes can result in a sound resembling loud thunder. Arrange to visit Mingsha Shan (Echo Sand Mountain) Park, Dunhuang, China and other attractions in Dunhuang using our Dunhuang vacation planner.
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  • I took the train from Lanzhou to Dunhuang, and it was the second stop of my northwest trip. I had never been to the desert (gobi) before. I was shaken by the vast scene of desert. We drove the car and...  more »
  • 我是早上五点多从金叶宾馆出发,坐车去鸣沙山月牙泉风景区。路程不久,大概20分钟的车程。五点多去的好处在于第一可以看沙漠上的日出,第二上午游玩也不会很晒沙子也不会很烫。到了景区后,选择了骑骆驼上顶,不得不说,骆驼们起的比人早,工作也是起早的辛苦人儿~骑骆驼走到顶大概6点左右,在顶上看到了沙漠中缓缓升起的日出,那一刻,让我这个从没见过沙漠没见过日出的人震惊了,那一刻仿佛心都得到了沉静。感觉好像生活中工...  more »
  • This is the great beautiful sand dunes. Climb the sand is a little hard but great views from the top. We recommend renting boots made of cloth down the sand sliding back is paid at the entrance. Delicious apricot water bought in a shop.
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