Shanshan County

Shanshan County, Turpan: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Shanshan County Reviews: 4/5

Shanshan County
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luolun1968
Beihai, China189 contributions
Some very enjoyable places and scenery
Sep 2018 • Couples
Favourite parts were the sand dunes and the flaming mountain. Had a great time on the four wheel drive vehicles across the sand dunes. Would liked to have spent more time in the desert.
Written September 21, 2018
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XinjiangTourAdvisor
Turpan, China6 contributions
Xinjiang guide‘s advice
Oct 2017 • Business
Kuntag desert borders Shanshan city In Turpan basin. Worthy for the desert and local Culture tour.库木塔格沙漠紧挨着鄯善县城,对于热爱沙漠和民族美食文化的朋友,是不错的选择,沙漠内沙丘壮观,可以选择徒步爬上山顶,感受一览无余的沙漠景观!From Xinjiang guide‘s advice
Written March 7, 2018
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Mem A
Melbourne, Australia228 contributions
Fantastic
Oct 2016 • Couples
Such a beautiful part of china, rich in food, culture and sight seeing, So much to see and do in the Turpan Desert Area, it truly is spectacular, But as typical of most china Don't expect above 3 star service in anything, do your research before you go and pay a translating guid, but don't trust or rely on them ….….
Written October 22, 2016
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thesmdm
Auckland, New Zealand1,290 contributions
U WILL DRIVE THROUGH THIS AREA TO SEE OTHER ATTRACTIONS
Mar 2013 • Solo
Wouldn't really call it a tourist attraction but you will drive through Shanshan to get to tourist attractions in the area.
Written March 25, 2013
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suriChristchurch
Christchurch89 contributions
Hellhole of Xinjinag
Aug 2012 • Solo
Shanshan County is a place, not an attraction. The only attraction there is the sand park - see separate review -- that I visited on an earlier trip.

This time I went to see the grape festival, and on the proper day the town was decked out in bunting and banners advertising the festival. What transpired was:
1) The festival was an "expo"
2) The expo was restricted to Government guests only
3) The main hotel was booked out by Government and were not interested in advising on other places to stay.
4) Hotel # 2 was full and did not want to say where accomodation could be found
5) Hotel # 3 had rooms - but not for foreign people (even when I offered to go to the police station and register).
6) Hotel # 4 checked me in - but charged an extra 33% for the inconvenience of having to take copies of my passport. The "suite" was miniscule and the aircon had no remote. The housekeeper then advised that the police regularly went to all the rooms during the night and checked documents, and took any they did not understand to the police station. Having a less known type of China Visa I checked out.
7) sandstorm blowing, bunting all over the street, cars etc
8) Left the town suffering many police roadblocks, and extensive convoys of Government dignatories.

No doubt the Government guests enjoyed their festival. But the experience, and total unfriendly and unhelpful people in the town left this tourist totally disillusioned. These things do happen sometimes in China, and when they do it is best to quit.

Hellhole of Xinjiang. Do not go.
Written August 25, 2012
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