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Mountains with huge sand dunes reflected into turquoise lake in front. Must see this spectacular... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore
You will see this first before Karakul Lake

So starkly white were the sand mountains that it contrasted with the turquoise waters. On a good... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Hafsah A
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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120 Km Southwest Of The City, Kashgar 844000, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mountains with huge sand dunes reflected into turquoise lake in front. Must see this spectacular panorama.

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

So starkly white were the sand mountains that it contrasted with the turquoise waters. On a good clear day you can get amazing photos but as with these places it's better to check the weather forecast first. It's about an hour or so before Karakul...More

Thank Hafsah A
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We stopped here after a day trip to Lake Karakul and were blown away by the stunningly beautiful scenery.The 12 hour return journey from Kashgar was worth it just to see this incredible lake which reflected the huge sand dunes and snow covered mountains in...More

Thank Janelizabeth56
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The backdrop of almost white sand dunes reflected on the surface of the lake makes this a spectacular sight. It is a great time to stop and stretch the legs and take many photos of this lake. Not to be missed.

Thank Steven_Teo
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Another must seeing scenery on the way from Kashgar to Tashkorgan. Not far from the Karakul lake, but no less worth to stop than Karakul lake. Blue water and golden dune out of your imagination. Never forgettable.

1  Thank JimmyYU
Reviewed 5 June 2017

It's not our destination but on the way we saw a piece of fairy land, please check out the photos. White, silky, smooth sandy beach, also known as "Corner lake". Speechless. I urge our guide to make a stop over and had lunch nearby. Very...More

1  Thank 954hungg
Reviewed 11 December 2016

While visiting Kashgar, I did a day trip to Lake Karakul arranged by my guide, Elvis. We stopped just before Karakul to admire this lake (also known as "Corner Lake". The color is stunning and the surrounding sand dunes and mountains make it just that...More

1  Thank Roams-A-Lot
Reviewed 12 November 2016

It was so beautiful and it is so near to the highway. We never expect such spectacular white sand with blue lake in the middle of the highway. We were there during winter, so it was very windy and cold, however we spent an hour...More

Thank michelle_pang007
Reviewed 3 October 2015

You truly need to stop and get out and stand on the edge in order to absorb the incredible beauty Don't just drive past it with out spending at lease 2 hour away from other people and your vehicle

1  Thank Mem A
Reviewed 3 October 2015

You will pinch your self when you arrive at such a spectacular destination, the fine sand appears like snow

1  Thank Mem A
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