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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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One of a Kind Experience.!

Was with a tour group and it was my first time entering a Desert.! I would say it’s a fun-filled and wonderful experience with lotsa activities to do (Camel rides, ATV... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 January 2017
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Was with a tour group and it was my first time entering a Desert.! I would say it’s a fun-filled and wonderful experience with lotsa activities to do (Camel rides, ATV, microlight plane rides, etc) Wonderful sand dunes and scenery but with a downside; this place is just too touristy. Herds of camels just lying around the entrance to standby... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Great chance to ride camels too! The crescent moon lake is anti-climactic as it has shrunk over the years, but it's included, so worth a see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I took the train from Lanzhou to Dunhuang, and it was the second stop of my northwest trip. I had never been to the desert (gobi) before. I was shaken by the vast scene of desert. We drove the car and saw the road was straight to the sky. The distance between two scenics was more than 40 miles. Echo... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Fun to visit, ride the camels, take pictures and enjoy the scenery. Great family activity. The two hump camels are beyond cute to see and ride.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Heard about Gobi desert since child, dreamed someday can see what I heard, and finally this year I had the opportunity. It much more beautiful than my imagines.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I was there in mid Oct 2016 and stayed in the Yueya Village (they called it the Sleepless Town) which was built last year and very near to Mingsha Shan. 10 minutes stroll and along the way, you will come across row of eateries open for breakfast onwards. The entrance ticket for Mingsha Shan is valid for 3 days but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Migsha Shan, located approximately 3 km out of Dunhuang, is the name for the whole of the Sand Dune Park Complex. Entrance is via a large gate (after acquiring a ticket). The main attractions in the park are probably the massive majestic sand dunes and Crescent Moon Lake. Apart from by foot the dunes can be explored / viewed, all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We arrived at the park, took a camel ride, which lasted for about 40 minutes. Our group of 5 camels was led by a guy at the front. Somehow, he kept walking on and on without stopping, while we noticed that the other groups around us stopped from time to time for photo-shooting. When we finally asked the guy to... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The edge of the desert has been domesticated for tourism here. A steep entry price gets you to the famous crescent moon lake temple and the surrounding areas. Camel rides are super commercial but still very nice. Climbing up the (huge) sand dunes is an intense effort! I would say it is still worth the money, especially with kids. Following... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

It is an amazing experience, finding a lake (with fishes) in the middle of a desert. The shape of the lake is like a crescent hence its Chinese name of "Crescent Lake". To take a good picture of the temple and the lake, one has to walk up the nearby sand hill and it takes quite of lot of effort.... More 

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