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Mingsha Shan (Echo Sand Mountain) Park, Dunhuang, China

Three miles from Dunhuang, Dunhuang, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We could not go for the sunrise because the weather forecast reported a cloudy morning and there was a sandstorm the day before. When the weather turned good we quickly returned to the sand dunes for the sunset. The ticket allows you to make 3...More

Thank redwineMalaysia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here to experience the desert landscape, and it didn't disappoint. Though a little like a theme park, the camel rides etc do offer a good chance to see the dunes in their splendor! Certain parts are out of bounds, and it is these...More

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

One of the must visit place in dunhuang. However, this place is totally full of ppl. Recommend to go on early morning. There is entrance fee. However, shuttle fee, jeep ride fee and camel riding fee is optional. You can walk up to the top...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Obviously a bit touristy, but convenient for a desert experience right on the doorstep of Dunhuang. Camel rides up the hill (100 RMB) give you a chance to go up the sand dunes, where you can ride either sand sleds (15 RMB) or the fast...More

Thank bjnomads
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

I is an amazing geographic formation of a natural sand dune of 1300meter tall tour includes camel ride into desert and it was fun and relaxing weather is not too cold not too hot in early spring

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

This is a nice break from the historical and religiously-themed elements of the Dunhuang tourism circuit. Once you get to the top, the views are great and the enormity of the dunes’ collective grandeur is evident. Walk farther along the ridges into the sand mountains...More

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Again, the CPR determined to both ensure as many of its people as possible are able to visit these important sites and at the same time anxious to make them as profitable as possible. Despite all that the dunes are well worth a visit. If...More

Thank Queenscout
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Dunhuang is located on the edge of the Gobi Desert. Mingsha Shan or Echoing Sand Mountain is a tourist attraction where you can experience the desert. You can walk around and climb up the sand mountain by yourself. There are wooden ladders inlaid on the...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

I came to Dunhuang by train from Lanzhou. I departed Lanzhou at 10 pm and arrived at Dunhuang at about 6.30 am the next day. The train fare cost me about RMB142 for a hard seater ticket. On the first day, I visited Mogao Caves,...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

This really is a whole complex of things to do not far from the crescent lake. there is camel riding, helicopter rides, and dune surfing just to name a few. It can get really crowded especially during holiday times.

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Galuh I
13 February 2018|
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Response from Catlady88 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Magao grottoes took me 4 hours - 1/2 hour for the introduction movies, 2 hours for the guided tour, another hour for walking around, taking pictures and going back out to the parking area via the shuttle bus. Crescent... More
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Response from Louis K | Reviewed this property |
You can easily design your own tour. Cab from Dunghuang is 10 to 15 yuan. Entrance to Mingsha shan is 80 or 160 yuan. Camel rides are extra same for vehicle rentals. Figure what you like and if you want your admission ticket... More
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