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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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USD 79.00*
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Three miles from Dunhuang, Dunhuang, China
+86 937 888 3388
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Few places in the world have sand dunes as tall and impressive as Dunhuang's Echoing Sand dunes. But the Chinese have capitalised on this with an expensive entrance fee (120 Yuan), loads of 'add-ons' (shoe voers 5 Yuan, camel rides 100 Yuan, helicopter rides considerably...More

Thank garylow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The site is rated 5 A, the highest in the Chinese tourist rank. You shall not miss it if you are already in Ganshu provinice China. Gorgeous sand dunes. much higher and greater than the ones in Great Sand Dunes national monument in USA. Join...More

Thank Dingguo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Echo Sand Mountain is well worth a visit on any trip to Dunhuang. It's a photographer's dream! Go during the early evening. The views of the setting sun against the sand mountain is spectacular!

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

although it was tourist scene but still worth to vist. price fair and the shape of sand dunes was quite impressive & beautiful esp for sunset moment. that was quite good to climb to the top of dunes. it was good esp for i visited...More

Thank iamface
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I'd given this park a pass on a former visit to Dunhuang, having heard that it was a touristy, crowded and chaotic place. It hosts a surprising variety of obnoxious and noisy activities, including ATV, microplane and helicopter rides. I visited during the airport closure,...More

Thank Jon A
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We went with a 7 yr old child in October, a busy time of year in China but it was still lovely. Recommendation: take the camel ride through the desert, also, no need to rent the bright orange booties as the sand is clean once...More

2  Thank maryinchina
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

As the only westerner in the whole park that I could see, understanding the camel guide was a bit difficult. All I can say is just do it. The guide takes you on a camel up to near the top of a sand dune. You...More

1  Thank Paige S
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Was with a tour group and it was my first time entering a Desert.! I would say it’s a fun-filled and wonderful experience with lotsa activities to do (Camel rides, ATV, microlight plane rides, etc) Wonderful sand dunes and scenery but with a downside; this...More

1  Thank yEeVoNy25
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Great chance to ride camels too! The crescent moon lake is anti-climactic as it has shrunk over the years, but it's included, so worth a see.

Thank countingstars
Reviewed 23 November 2016

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...More

1  Thank 亦舟 余
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Hi ! Great review! Would like to ask how much the package cost - to visit the dunes, and which hotel you stayed with :) Many thanks! :D
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