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Shapotou Tourist Zone

Zhongwei, China
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WorldGlutton wrote a review Oct 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia19478 contributions554 helpful votes
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At the entrance of Shapotou Tourist Zone , there is a big poster map clearly display Shapotou Tourist Zone. After we got our group ticket, we took the battery car ride to Yellow River Gate entrance. After the Gate , along the walkway are trees, some flourishing with fruits either apples or dates. Next is a high sand hill where I see young boys , a mother with her baby sliding down the sand dunes on a sand board and flying fox above us. We took the Desert Escalator to access the high desert areas where we enjoy the beautiful view of Yellow River and its surrounding sceneries. A great place for photography. From here ,we took another battery car to the main Desert Area. Some of our group went on the double hump camel ride. Besides Camel Ride there are Desert Sleigh, Desert Kart, Desert 4 wheeled Motorcyle and Desert Warrior, but we prefer to walk around to enjoy the view of this boundless oasis We took another battery car to take the cable slide station for a thrill slide ride across the sand hill. Last on our list to tour Shapotou Tourist Zone is walking on 3D Glass Plank Bridge across Yellow River. Tourists would experience the thrill of 3D paintings walking on this 210 meters long and 2.6 meters wide glass bridge and at the same time take time to enjoy the beautiful landscape of the flowing Yellow River under their feet. Shapotou Tourist Zone is worth the time spend to enjoy both sightseeing and activities.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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The Vista Seeker wrote a review Jul 2019
Pittsford, New York248 contributions70 helpful votes
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This is the first time I visited a place west of Xi'an, and the first time I'm a in the Yellow River. Rafting on sheep skin floats in a slowly running river feels magical. Riding camels in the desert is quite different. The most thrilling thing we did is sand sliding down a slope of 65 degrees. It looked somewhat scary, but I did it quite smoothly to my own surprise. This park is rated five stars. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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bojackham wrote a review Nov 2018
Perth, Australia7 contributions6 helpful votes
Came here in winter, bought the basic entry tickets to the two zones - desert and river (RMB50) because we don't mind the walk. According to the staff there, the desert zone is only accessible through the cable which is not free. The free escalator to the top was closed in winter. Totally a ripoff, the scenery is the same as every other place, you could see the Yellow River or sand dunes pretty much everywhere in Ninxia, why come to this ripoff place of boring "resort".
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Date of experience: November 2018
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casadesalto wrote a review Apr 2018
Waddell, Arizona35 contributions1 helpful vote
Shapotou has a lot to offer, zip line over the yellow river in the 300 m zip line (90kg weight limit), bungee jumping, sled rides down a 150 foot sand dune, floating down the yellow river on rafts made of inflated animal hides, small natural history Museum that includes details on how the Chinese were able to build a railroad through the sand dunes in the 1950s. I understand that the camel rides and jeep rides through the dunes have been shut down due to environmental concerns but you could spend an entire day enjoying the rest of the park.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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SMH739 wrote a review Oct 2017
Islamabad, Pakistan419 contributions16 helpful votes
It is a unique combination of traversing through the desert on dune buggies, riding on a bamboo raft, floating on the yellow river on goatskin rafts, riding to the top of sand dunes on Bactrian Camels, sand surfing as well as chair lifts, riding on camel carts and trains, all in one location
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Date of experience: September 2017
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