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

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“sand mountain”(18 reviews)
“crescent lake”(23 reviews)
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Three miles from Dunhuang, Dunhuang, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even there were many people there it was a great activity. It’s only ten minutes by taxi from town and we went there twice. On the first exit you can scan your face and re-enter for free over the following 3 days. Activities include helicopter...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is near to the historical Dunhuang town, a major town along the Silk Road where traders from Xinjiang and Central Asia will stop here before they proceed along the narrow Hexi Corridor valley to Xian. Dunhuang is also where the world renowned Mogao...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful sand dunes, touristy, with camel rides, sand buggy (expensive and you are not trusted to drive your self)) it seems like higher prices for foreigners than locals. But that is just a feeling rather than proof. Nobody speaks english. They just yell louder in...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Going to Mingsha sand dune, camel ride definitely was the high light for the site. For half hour ride it cost 100 RMB, for 20 RMB more, if you like to have the camel driver take memorable pictures. There are 1800 plus camels there to...More

1  Thank Chiachen W
Reviewed 17 August 2018

There were that many people here we decided to see it by a helicopter which was a short but scenic ride.

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Reviewed 20 July 2018

We arrived at the ticket office at 5am and they had just opened. Purchased our tickets and we were on our way. Climbed the sand ladder to the top of the dune and watched the sunrise over the horizon. For the next 3 hours we...More

1  Thank T S
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Simply beautiful. I never imagine dunes could be that large almost looks like sand mountains. hope over crowding would ruin it

Reviewed 26 June 2018

There were 50+ of us (mostly seniors) in the tour group and this was one of our stops. We arrived around 4 pm and stayed till closing time. This was in the last week of March. The weather in March is warm and there was...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

This is a beautiful natural wonder. They had camel rides up the dunes, but my husband and I could not be together, so we turned it down.

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

It’s pretty from a distance and a must see if in Dunhuang. The camel train is fun but it’s a bit chaotic. The animals seem well kept. It’s nothing you couldn’t do in any number of locations around the world. Crescent lake is the highlight....More

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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