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

Three miles from Dunhuang, Dunhuang, China
+86 937 888 3388
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Three miles from Dunhuang, Dunhuang, China
+86 937 888 3388
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Catlady88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank soh_kien_peng
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank TheTravelPirate
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I have been to a number of deserts but the sand dunes here are huge. Very beautiful to behold. The fact that some areas have been cordoned off so that tourists can't walk all over the place has both pros and cons. It hinders your...More

Thank wt1986
Reviewed 31 October 2017

One of the highlights of our 3 1/2 week Silk Road trip. I've ridden one-hump dromedary camels several times, but this was my first experience riding a two-hump Bactrian camel. The Bactrian is a better experience (the "U" between the humps is a natural seat...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We left Dunhuang to go to Mingsha Shan in a taxi. As per other reviews, it was 15 RMB to get there, though the return taxi charged us 20. We went 25th of October at about 10 am. There were a few people but not...More

2  Thank Mactaters
Reviewed 6 October 2017

There is a reason why you pay once but can re-enter in the next two days as well. The first day we arrived at around 5:30pm (to avoid the October afternoon heat!) At first we didn't plan to ride the camels after our ride in...More

2  Thank nickiBH
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Great park (Crescent Moon Pond is located at this park). You can hike up sand dunes, ride camels, ride helicopter or see Crescent Moon Pond. Very cool and worth the time. Entrance ticket is for multiple days.

Thank cdvanha
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Absolutely awesome..but imagine trudging though miles of this for days on end in a slow plodding camel train..of which there are pleanty at the entrance to the site. This is the silk road... and I especially appreciated the plants that were able to grow there,...More

Thank ArtyGr
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1 May 2016|
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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