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Address: North of Hangjin Qi, Ordos 017400, China
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A great mini trip to the desert experience

If you had limited time, this is a fun way to go into a desert for a few hours. It's definitely full-on sand dunes and desert landscape, very beautiful, and fun for all ages. It's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 May 2016
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Arequipa, Peru
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Arequipa, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

If you had limited time, this is a fun way to go into a desert for a few hours. It's definitely full-on sand dunes and desert landscape, very beautiful, and fun for all ages. It's windy and sandy (of course) - sunglasses or face covering is recommended.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

It is actually the smallest desert in China. I went there in a group and there are local guide showing the way. Daily 20km walk was really tough. Some trees are planted in the desert to prevent sand storm in the city. Stems are completely dry. Still I didn't expect tree/stem in desert. Neither does rain...

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

This was the Disneyland of deserts. You ride a cable car into the sand dune desert area and then take a ride on a "ship" to enter the attraction area where you can ride camels, take a zipline, ride in ATV's, ride a bike around a track, play golf, play volleyball and soccer, etc. Once you've finished there and returned... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

If you want to take pictures like you can see in tripadvisor for kubuqi desert, don't go there. We took a driver and ended up at the kubuqi desert tourist area. For 300 rmb you can go in a car over the dunes without any protection for yourself and end up wih a view to several highways, where you slide... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

Lots of fun in an afternoon here. The ticket costs RMB340 for all rides, that includes: camel, sliding, 4 wheels bikes, transportation... The place is good for fun, but it is too tourist driven, as you can imagine it is hot, there are food and drinks for purchase, there are plenty of washrooms at the base camp... In case you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

Kubuqi desert have wide 200 kilometers from east and west and 50kilometers from north to south. it was china's seven's largest desert in inner mongolia base. the tour area are resant sand gorage and gobi two parts, one is most tourists area ,another are less. you can do activities in desert like camel ridding ,and sliding and living tents at... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

Having never visited a desert before, this was truly a unique and memorable experience for me and my 3 teenaged kids. The place is big with lots to do. You could easily spend a day here. Be warned though that the place is horribly commercialized too, with nothing much decent to eat. So bring your own snacks and drinks. Lots... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

One ticket includes all the rides, like an amusement park ($260RMB). Cable car takes you into the desert. A modified van steers you to the main hub. You can go for the camel ride, the train ride, sand dunes slides (straight down and scary) and sand sculptures viewing. The food is HORRIBLE in the cafeteria which is not included in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

Cable car across the ravine and walking on the sand dunes and desert is an experience to enjoy

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