Yadan National Geological Park, Dunhuang

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Enjoy the bus ride around the distinctively shaped rocks at Yadan National Geological Park. The bus will take you around the geopark to several different viewing points, where you can enjoy the view and take pictures. The park covers an area of 398 sq km (154 sq mi), with its rock formations having developed over a period of 700,000 years. Make sure to bring sunglasses and a mask or a scarf to protect your face from the wind, which blows sand across the park. Bring your own food and water, as you won't find many dining options at the park. Make Yadan National Geological Park part of your personalized Dunhuang itinerary using our Dunhuang trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • September 5, 2017
    Only worth a visit if you are willing to spend more money on a jeep ride to go deeper into National Park. Otherwise, the entrance fee does not justify the 4 to 5 scenes that the basic packaged tour of...  more »
  • August 28, 2017
    "Yadan" landform is a typical erosion landform, can experience the wonders of nature. Yadan can select 700 Yuan. Road is the Gobi desert, endless, attention to the cross-wind. Via the Xiqianfodong Caves tickets priced at 30 yuan, Yumen closed 40 Yuan (must buy, can be considered tolls), Han dynasty great wall (free of charge), Yadan 120 Yuan. Along the way to enjoy the desert, desert, danxia landform, snow-capped mountains, OASIS, experience the culture and beauty of the western regions. Yadan, the layout is orderly, oddly, is a rare natural Museum of sculpture, called the Dunhuang is a spectacle. Yardang landform in the desert wasteland in the cold winter and hot summer sand large, need to bring their own sunglasses, water and clothes, take a sightseeing bus.
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  • August 22, 2017
    Very disappointing... Forced to get on the bus to Park 2 Photo 5 minutes stops then a 3rd and final 15 minutes and the driver honks to kill head if you stray too far from the bus (while respecting the zone), and if you exceed the allowed five minutes.
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