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Yinkentala Desert Ecological Tourism Zone

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Yinkentala Desert Ecological Tourism Zone

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FYL003 wrote a review Apr 2018
Chicago, Illinois1,051 contributions322 helpful votes
There are three separate activity sections. We took the glass enclosed gondola to reach section 3 in the desert area, then onto a retrofitted military vehicle to reach the entrance of the activity center. We opted for an additional 300 RMB to ride the camel and to attend an hour of cultural song and dance performance. The return journey from the exit back to the gondola ride was by a tourist train. We enjoyed the short camel ride, the view of the desert and the round trip ride to the entrance of the activity center.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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KodoDrummer wrote a review Jan 2018
Yekaterinburg, Russia63,520 contributions138,250 helpful votes
For a company outing, we went camel and ATV riding. Not everyone for camel riding though. After meeting the camel, one of our members (the youngest of our group) opted out and decided to wait on an ATV while the rest of us went on our ride on the double-hump camels. The camels seemed to be very well trained, and all we had to do is hang on. My camel had very bad breath. The difficult part is the mounting and dismounting. Other than those who came with high boots, we put about 20-inch high leggings over our footwear. This was my third time camel riding. I’ve previously ridden camels around the pyramids of Giza.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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Ltp_BKK wrote a review Oct 2017
Bangkok, Thailand460 contributions101 helpful votes
Excellent adventure experience, you can ride camel, ATV, jump from the tower and do sandboard. However, there is few food and drink sales here. You should bring it by your own.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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Ife S wrote a review Aug 2017
Hangzhou, China34 contributions3 helpful votes
An experience that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I made great travel friends from around the world, rode camels and we did sand surfing, rode ATVs
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Date of experience: July 2017
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Dwayne S wrote a review Jul 2016
Auburn, Maine284 contributions84 helpful votes
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I was staying in Hohhot and wanted to see the desert so I took the train to Baotou where I had some friends who took me by car to Yinkentala. It is about an hour and a half drive from Baotou. There no buses that go there that I am aware of but I suspect you can hire a car (or a taxi as far as that goes) from any of the hotels in Baotou. From the ticket office you get on a ski lift that takes you out across the desert. Some people wore leggings over their shoes to keep the sand from getting into their socks, others wore scarfs over their face to keep from getting sunburned. It takes about 20 minutes to arrive at the activity center. At the activity center you can ride camels, ride ATVs, ride in specially equipped vehicles to tour the desert (they look like old military personnel carriers), ride motorcycles and/or go sliding down sand dunes. It truly is a very unique experience and I recommend you go out of your way to try this
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Date of experience: June 2016
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