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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  • August 15, 2017
    Because in the camel project staff lead camel camel sitting not according to the number, and not according to the time of arrival, makes us feel staff look at you strange to seating arrangements was pulled down in the team when we asked staff, the staff did not respond, and did not explain why friends on this team, a little annoyed. For its part, poor service attitude, let us refund do not sit directly. Good thing we at Mingsha rights consultation Office, and eventually the matter has been satisfactorily resolved, would like to thank those we pay for staff, but most of the good mood was ruined. Overall the Mingsha Mountain is still beautiful, sand everywhere, it's really magnificent, extending around the entertainment is very rich, such as sand, desert off-road, camel riding, sand is loose, it can be said is a great place to play. Export for a postcard, like friends can write one ~ boss is also very good, very hearty. Mingsha Mountain people interested can come and play, you can feel the smoke in the desert, long the Yen's heroic scenes.
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  • August 5, 2017
    鳴 desert of sand hills was the first game and really hot, pay attention to the Sun and take those bottles of water. No Rope ladder class under General Hill 頂, Club Med has Qi chuan, Sha Hang in the original Super charge in the future. 驚 Middle East SARS not Qi Jia 駝, but see you people with a DUI DUI Jia Qi 駝, organic image: be sure to go to Qi Jia 駝 the game desert.
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  • July 30, 2017
    Big, high desert, you can see Sunrise and sunset. I live in international youth hostel is near here, so I can visit at any time. Is a great good place.
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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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