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Kubuqi Desert

North of Hangjin Qi, Ordos 017400, China
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Impressive area with a lot of re-greening efforts

Extensive desert area with extensive rehabilitation efforts in past years. Walking in the sand... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Bethesda, Maryland
Rude staff

Attractions for tourists including camel riding, sand sliding, little train, motor bike riding etc... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Johnny M
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  • Average5%
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“camel riding” (3 reviews)
“fun” (6 reviews)
“desert” (12 reviews)
North of Hangjin Qi, Ordos 017400, China
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Extensive desert area with extensive rehabilitation efforts in past years. Walking in the sand provides perspective of the landscape. In several places, tours are offered for tourists.

Thank MLovei
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Attractions for tourists including camel riding, sand sliding, little train, motor bike riding etc. Should be fun but the operating staff are very rude and tell you off if you don't understand their instructions (in Mandarin).

Thank Johnny M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We visited with a group called CET in China geared towards cultural exchanges within China. Loved riding the camels, sand surfing, riding ATVs through the desert and of course meeting new people. It is an excellent group activity and great way to meet others who...More

Thank Ife S
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Ist time wearing the sand proof shoe, we enjoyed the Camel riding, sliding down the 45 degree sand hills, watch a performance and took lots of memorial shoots

Thank irenry
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

There is a large hotel complex built on this desert, the 7th largest desert in China. Wind is strong and the weather has great deviations between morning and evening times. It is strongly encouraged to bring along scarfs, masks and hats to give yourself maximum...More

Thank zirconium11
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

I went to this desert expecting...a desert! Meaning a pristine place, a beautiful and hostile nature, a place for letting your thoughts wander as you experience how the traders of the silk road must have felt when they had to go through such a beast....More

1  Thank Yann P
Reviewed 22 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...More

1  Thank buttercup4074
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...More

1  Thank Black_Rabbit_X
Reviewed 19 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...More

1  Thank Tyler D
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...More

5  Thank Pannacot
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