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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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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  • The site is rated 5 A, the highest in the Chinese tourist rank. You shall not miss it if you are already in Ganshu provinice China. Gorgeous sand dunes. much higher and greater than the ones in Great ...  more »
  • Echo Sand Mountain is well worth a visit on any trip to Dunhuang. It's a photographer's dream! Go during the early evening. The views of the setting sun against the sand mountain is spectacular!  more »
  • although it was tourist scene but still worth to vist. price fair and the shape of sand dunes was quite impressive & beautiful esp for sunset moment. that was quite good to climb to the top of dunes. ...  more »