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Highly recommend to visit this at least two times, one in the early morning and one in the late evening; enter the park before 7am to ride the camel to view the sunrise, and then enter around 6pm to view the sunset from the top...More
This is one of the oasis along the Silk Road,the name comes from the shape like a half moon
Thanks to the barricade imposed by the xinjiang authority, the outer half of the lake is closed off,otherwise it will be filled by people again
This is a very popular place among Chinese tourist. When I was there, it was packed with Chinese tourist. The lake is not far from the entrance. But many tourist take a long camel ride to an area that is near to the lake. There...More
This place is actually inside the Mingsha Shan (Echo Sand Mountain) Park, I dont know why there is a different topic for this attraction.
Anyways, it's a cool pool, you can take a nice picture of the temple above it from there. But sometimes they...More
Well think of Gansu and it is the crescent moon oasis that is in all the photos so you absolutely must go. I think we did the best job of this.... went early and took the camel ride which is just mass camels and really...More
We started admiring that place some years ago in the pictures of Google Images; this year we finally were able to go there. In spite of the fact that the place is not as peaceful as you could imagine, that spot really worths a trip...More
When you reach the top and look back towards Dunhuang, you realise it's worth it. The silly orange boots, the queues, the crowds, the sand up your nostrils! The sand dunes are incredible, they look like they could advance and bury the puny little city...More