Wind City of Wu'erhe
Wind City of Wu'erhe
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yipjcs88
Hong Kong, China9,965 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
It is also known as the Ghost City, as at night the strange land formation as well as its huge rocks could be imagined to be some weird creatures/ ghosts. In addition when strong winds blow at night the whistling sounds may be felt as the cries of ghosts. I went there in bright daylight in early May so there was no such feeling. It was in low season so there were very few visitors. The shuttle electric train went around the wind city and paused at key scenic points for the passengers to disembark, for photos. I don't think that people would want to come at night, in pitch darkness, to get a ghost feel, except for the daring. It was also the shooting location of a well-known Chinese movie "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", for which sculptures and statues were erected as a tourist attraction. It is worth visiting as it offers an interesting experience.
Written June 4, 2019
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GariusHUNG
Hong Kong, China1,007 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
A dessert area with typical Yadan landform. Can take the train ride to tour around the town. And you can also walk up to the hill to get a spectacular view of the town.
Written June 16, 2017
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wang_sylvia
Shanghai Region, China19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
We drove here. And we started our tour around 6 p.m.. This place is also called the Ghost City. There are shuttle buses in the area. We stopped at one station and climbed to the favourite spot to see the sunset. The hill is made of sand. You can feel the softness if you step on it. The sand is of different colours. Red, yellow, purple, grey.... You will totally be attracted by it. Most of the views are natural, only small part of it is man made, which include a troop of camels and a large tree stump. We stayed after the sunset. In the area, there are camels you can ride on.
Written July 26, 2016
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Kristi K
Detroit, MI120 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
This location is also known as the "ghost city" or the "devil city", due to the sound of the wind howling as it passes around the rock formations.

The formations are beautiful, but the site is very built-up and over-touristed. It would have been far preferable to leave it wild and let people enjoy the natural formations.

The entire experience is touristy, from the parking amid fake man-made rock formations to the tiny train (complete with musical soundtrack) that you ride around the site to the cheap statues of camels along the route.

As of now, tourists are allowed to walk where they want within the site, but our guide said we had to start off on the train and could only walk after the first stop. No matter where you hike in the site, the views always contain the train road, fake camels, or the city infrastructure that surrounds the area.

Maybe I'm spoiled from the incredible experiences in other parts of the world with similar, better rock formations (the American West, Mali, etc). If you've never seen anything like these before, and you can handle the large number of tourists, then consider this as a stop. Otherwise, don't bother going out of your way.
Written July 18, 2022
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yEeVoNy25
Singapore, Singapore289 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
Known as the wind or ghost city as gusty wind passing through the wind-eroded geological landscape (Yadan landscape) creates sound that mimics howling.
(Not quite in my humble opinion)
This is also the place where the movie “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” was filmed.

Was with a tour group and we were ushered to a tram ride within the park.
The tram brought us around the area and we alighted at some point to admire the wind-eroded landscape before we hop on again to the rest of the park.

Camel rides are available at the first stop point but I would not recommend it as I heard the camels only bring tourists within close proximity just for photography purpose. If you wish to have a good camel ride experience, I would recommend to do it at Echoing-Sand Hill in Dunhuang.

The tram ride continues and we passed by many natural rock formations (Or so they claim) that resembles a Titanic ship, Sphynx, pig, and etc. A lot of imagination required here….

Overall, a really touristy place…. Gets kinda bored after some time in the area. Unless you're with a tour group and have no choice to visit this place, I will suggest reconsidering your trip again.
Written January 15, 2017
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Richards_remarks
Stockholm, Sweden422 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
The Ghost Town is the nickname for Feng Cheng (the Windy Town), and it is named as such for just the wind rather than its appearance. Located in the northern edge of Junggar Basin, between the Altay Mountains and Tianshan Mountains. The nature is beautiful, but the local tourist authorities turned it into “a kind of Disneyland” paying 200-300 RNB for a 30 min bus ride...
Written May 23, 2015
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royceh350
Karamay, China52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
The landscape in and around this place really is remarkable and if you find yourself in north Xinjiang you'd be remiss if you missed it.
Wuerhe (Urhe) is about 100ks north of Karamay City and is one of the four districts of Karamay.
At Ghost City the go is to get the bus (shaped like a train) to go around the place. It runs continuous commentary but unless your Chinese is at a high level you'll just have to admire the view.
When it stops near the camels a ride will cost Y60 (about ten bucks) and is money well spent. The next stop is for a walk around some amazing landscapes and a hoon through the desert in a dune buggy if you want (Y100 for two ppl).
Before leaving don't miss a run through the little museum. It's full of Gobi Desert and Siberian stuffed animals and it's free to enter.
Allow at least 3 hours in this place before heading back to nearby Urhe for a good look at all the Desert Jade.
If the weather's good you'll be able to get some fabulous snaps of some truly remarkable landscapes.
Written March 21, 2015
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phaiksim hong
Singapore, Singapore55 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018
The "Ghost City" or the city of Wu`erhe, is located in Karamay, a city famous for its rich oil resources in China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. “Ghost City” got its name from the sound of the howling wind when it passes through the rock formations. With the dry and windy sandstorm over thousands of years from Gobi Desert.hence various strange landscapes were created by strong wind and erosion. Some mounds like Pyramid, temple, human face lion turtle and eagle.
We took the diesel-powered train on which a recorded audio guide was played as it goes round the park. During the train ride the train slowed down when near the amazing landscape for photography. First stop was for tourist to ride camel, the second stop was where we got down to take photographs of the huge bronze statures of fierce looking Mongolian warriors on their horses and display of ancient weapons used during the war. A number of Chinese movies have been filmed here the famous film “Crouching Tiger hidden Dragon”. It is also possible to walk around the place on our own but we find the weather too humid for walking. We bypassed the Dinosour Park.
Opposite the Wu`erhe or Ghost City,hundreds of jumpjack seen on the ground for oil drilling. Karamay is rich with crude oil and the wealthiest City in China.
Written October 27, 2018
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EastmeetsWestAB
London, UK2,390 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
We loved the beautiful landscape that this place provide. However the tour provided by this place is a bit short. Altogether 1.5hrs and there is only 4 stops 10mins each. You have to get back on the same train.

It is well organised and one way traffic only.

It is a pity that the stop is so short. Not enough time to take photos. At times you really need to rush back to the train to go to the next stop.

There is an explanation on the train. However, it is all in Mandarin.
Written July 5, 2018
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Desvergnes
Cognac, France529 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017
This site is unexpected being so spectacular ! Great for photos at sunset. The visit is well organized. The site is (almost) free of garbage which is a big performance in China !
Written July 18, 2017
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