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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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Good experience, good weather

Very good experience with special desert memory together with friends.. Luckily we went there on a not too much hot afternoon and there's no wind.. Not able to hear the echo of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Shuyuan Z
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very good experience with special desert memory together with friends.. Luckily we went there on a not too much hot afternoon and there's no wind.. Not able to hear the echo of sand but climbing the sand mountain and step down is a very special experience. Not suggest to rent the shoe cover (25 per pax) as it is not... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Basically this is a tourist attraction intended to let visitors feel how it's like to visit the sand dunes. But don't misunderstand me, it IS located amongst the sand dunes. Nice place though, took some cool pics of myself that deceived a few of my friends that I had actually explored the sand dunes.

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Jiuzhaigou County, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a desert that has been commercialized so tourists can experience it without any of the usual risks. You can pay for a camel ride, you can climb some steps and slide down (pay). You can pay for a hang gliding experience. In short, see the desert but in a controlled manner. There are some small food vendor, restrooms,... More 

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Broadbeach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a VERY busy area with a lot to of people and a lot happening. There are camel rides, dune buggy rides, helicopters, hang-gliders and more. Despite this, it has a haunting beauty and as my first, and possibly only look at the Gobi Desert sand dunes I was intrigued by it all. Yes, the crescent lake is not... More 

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Manasquan, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sand dunes are beautiful, but it is crowded with tourists riding camels and flying in hang gliders. I found it more of a hassle than interesting. The Crescent Spring is drying up and not very impressive.

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Shenzhen, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sand dunes in the city are hard to beat. We climb to the top to get the best view but be sure do it at sunset for the best pictures. Plan eating accordingly as sunset is late. Passed on the camel ride but enjoyed the quietness at the top. Do rent the overshoes it is well worth it. Take water!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

I had never seen a desert before, nor ridden a camel. This place took care of both of those things are a reasonable price. Yes, there are fast food restaurants, and the usual trappings of Chinese mass tourism, that many would consider detract from the experience. Yes, helicopter rides, microlight flights, quad bikes etc., might be a bit crass in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful park with amazing hiking, just please don't support the camel-ride business. I've ridden camels in other places where the camels appeared healthy and well taken care of. I was excited to take a camel ride around the dunes of Mingsha Shan. Upon seeing the camel's terrible mange I was a bit turned off, but thought that perhaps by purchasing... More 

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Shanghai
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

at 120 RMB the ticket this is a complete rip off for seeing some dunes you can see for free everywhere and taking a picture of a pond in the desert. The ticket is valid for three days but there is not enough to do for 30 min. Any sound the singing sand can possible create is drowned out by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

I'm not a fan of tourist attractions s.a. camels, but still you can do that in overnight trip... or you can just climb the sand for free, as i did. Better head up to the dunes at the evining to be overtaking by poor furless camels RUNNING home to sleep. Special pleasure is to climb up the dune alone and... More 

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