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. Put Mingsha Shan (Echo Sand Mountain) Park, Dunhuang, China at the forefront of your travel plans using our Dunhuang trip itinerary planner .
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  • Again, the CPR determined to both ensure as many of its people as possible are able to visit these important sites and at the same time anxious to make them as profitable as possible. Despite all that...  more »
  • Dunhuang is located on the edge of the Gobi Desert. Mingsha Shan or Echoing Sand Mountain is a tourist attraction where you can experience the desert. You can walk around and climb up the sand mountai...  more »
  • I came to Dunhuang by train from Lanzhou. I departed Lanzhou at 10 pm and arrived at Dunhuang at about 6.30 am the next day. The train fare cost me about RMB142 for a hard seater ticket. On the first ...  more »

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Where to stay in Dunhuang

An oasis in the desert, Dunhuang has a history of providing a place to stay for its weary travelers. Take a look across the city center for some fairly grand hotels, a few more ordinary ones, a couple of stylish boutiques, and a number of hostels and guesthouses, providing budget-friendly simplicity. Riverside locations have particularly attractive views, while accommodations towards the city's outskirts give the feeling of being right out there in the desert, with sandbanks on all sides.
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