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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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The spring in the desert

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 26 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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Hong Kong, China
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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the geography of this place. Massive sand dunes with contrasting areas of lush green growth. Had a camel ride which was an interesting experience. In 2 minds as to whether this is animal cruelty or not. You make up your own mind. Crescent lake a surprising feature. You can climb sand dunes and have option of sliding back down... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This was the first historical place we visited in Dunhuang. What can I say, love it! Great for solo, couple, family with young/older kids, seniors, everyone!

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