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Mingsha Shan (Echo Sand Mountain) Park, Dunhuang, China

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Address: Three miles from Dunhuang, Dunhuang, China
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A great place for family visitors

It is only 15 minutes walking distance from Dunhuang Shanzhuang, our hotel, very conveniently located. We went into this park for two consecutive days, all after 7pm, otherwise it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Lesley Y
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Wuhan, China

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Wuhan, China
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It is only 15 minutes walking distance from Dunhuang Shanzhuang, our hotel, very conveniently located. We went into this park for two consecutive days, all after 7pm, otherwise it wil be too hot. First day, we rode the camels all the way to Crescent Lake, just after the camel ride, we wait by the Lake to view all the lights... More 

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Malaysia
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

We reached Dunhuang during our travel along the Silk Road.It is located at the fringe of the barren and arid Gobi desert .The Minsha Shan or 'Singing Sand Mountain ' is an attraction in here. This phenomenon is from the sound of the wind whipping off the sand dunes.There is a visible crescent oasis in this sandy desert. A good... More 

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Cleveland Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Enjoyed the workout once I got into rhythm. Nice views at elevation fun coming down the quick way. Really free wifi.

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Richmond, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We went to the Jade Gate Pass on the way to Yadan. It is nothing much to see now except for the remains of the old mud Pass still standing.

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Richmond, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We went the Mingsha Shan in mid October 2015 with a tour group. After leaving your tour bus in the parking lot, you have to walk through the gift stalls while your local guide has to run ahead to get your tickets. Remember to line up in groups of 5 for the camel guide. Hold your ticket chit until you... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Riding the camel, climbing the sand dunes and sliding down from the crest of the dune were all good fun is addition to the natural beauty. This is a very popular attraction for the local tourists. The best time is to go early when the temperature is cool. Shoe covers are available for rent at 15 RMB to keep the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

An interesting site but turned into a tourist attraction, the Camel ride to the top of a sand dune and back is a good laugh and some interesting photo shots, great place to take the kids but Dun Huang city has much more to offer in the night market. It is worth visiting as you can then claim to have... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

These is a beautiful place where natural beauty surrounds you. Have a go riding the camels. You really are part of the desert experience. If you are fit enough, climb the sand dunes and watch the sun go down. It is a peaceful experience.

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Guiyang, China
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This place was gorgeous! Your pass in will last for 3 days just make sure you have them take your fingerprint before you leave for the first time so you can come back in. During the day the park was pretty quiet it was really just busy for sunset time. I would recommend doing a camel ride into the desert... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Of course these are beautiful sanddunes. But, as in other cases, the Chinese transformed it into an amusement park. And certainly, they are having fun, and it's interesting to see them having fun. But has nothing to do with deserts and nature and being impressed by nature. I found it very disappointing, would not advise to go there.

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