Yangguan Desert Forest Park

Yangguan Desert Forest Park, Dunhuang: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Yangguan Desert Forest Park Reviews: 4/5

Yangguan Desert Forest Park

Yangguan Desert Forest Park
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Parks • Deserts • Forests
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Vera P
35 contributions
Could be so great
Jul 2016 • Couples
As of July 2016 the road to the park from Dunhuang is under construction and it takes 5hours (200km) one way to get there.We took a driver for 600rmb there and back plus waiting.
What bothered us is not the price of the driver or the driving time but the usual annoyances you face when travelling to national parks in china.
You pass through the jade pass scenic area on the way and have to purchase a ticket (40rmb). You see an old ruin of a tower and a ruin of a wall.
At the park you pay entrance fee plus obligatory bus (over 100rbm) You can only take the jeeps at third scenic spot so you must take the bus first. You are driven to 4 spots.no English explanation.total time around 1-1.5 hours. If you want to see more you need to take a jeep which is another 400 rbm. So it is the usual rip off. You cannot get close to the stones or wander in yourself.
The landscape is very eerie and cool.
As soon as the road is better I would recommend to go (If you like rocks ;)).
Written July 28, 2016
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Sarawaklaksa
Kuching, Malaysia150 contributions
"the must see pass'
Mar 2015 • Family
this is a must visit destination for most chinese tourists who come to this part of the world. Its mentioned in some old chinese saying that once you had past thru this gate, its like another world greets you.
Written March 27, 2015
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andrewknight7
Hokitika, New Zealand169 contributions
Yangguan Desert Forrest park a spectacular place to visit ,wonderful!
Jul 2011 • Friends
In early July this year I took a train to Dunhuang to see the desert.We
were fortunate to find a nice hotel in central Dunhuang.Nearby the hotel we took a bus to the Yangguan Forrest Park.The views of the sand dunes are really spectacular
even from a long way off.The dunes remind me of the Sahara desert from movies.
The entry ticket to the Park is 120 yuan but well worth it.Right from your first arrival at the park one gets a sense of the enorrnity of the desert.Camels canbeen seen every where
fro the entrance and for a fee of 80 yuan you can go for a camel ride.Camel trains leave
frequently accompanied by a camel trainer and are really spectacular.The Camel ride is a MUST Do for anyone visiting the park.It's an amazing experience to be part of a moving camel train.The ride lasts for about an hour with a rest sop on the sand dunes.Around the sand dunes there are various activities such as dune buggy riding,archery, tobogganing down the dunes in a wooden toboggan etc all for a reasonable fee.
You can even fly over the dunes in a 3 wheeled craft for about 200 yuan.
A fifteen minute walk from the entrance takes you to a beautiful oasis where you can buy cold drink,snacks etc and souvenirs.There are small souvenir stalls in the park.The highlight for me at the park was definitely the camel ride.There are photograhers on site,
who take nice photos of you on the camels for a modest 20 yuan.Nice photos ,well worth it Be sure to take a good insect repellent as the mosquitos are irritating and take a waterbottle.Also I recommend a good plastic bag for your camera as sandstorms can damage camera equipment.Have a wonderful visit to the park Andrew
Written August 4, 2011
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