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Kumtag Desert

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Beautiful scenery. It's a pity there are some plastic bottles at some places

We arrived in this desert in the morning. Sun is shining but there are breeze. On arrival there... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Good for the initial view

Vast and endless desert - the kind that you picture in your mind and see in photos/brochures. After... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Chicago, Illinois
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South of the County, Shanshan County 838200, China
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We arrived in this desert in the morning. Sun is shining but there are breeze. On arrival there are several ways to go up to the sandunes: walk, camel, sort of 4 wheel drive. We have chosen the latter, that takes us up to other...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Vast and endless desert - the kind that you picture in your mind and see in photos/brochures. After the initial awe inspiring moment, there isn’t much left. It’s just mounds and mounds and mounds of sand. In the heat. With no shade. You can go...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We only staid at the main dune area. We woke up early to avoid the crowd of Chinese tourists but the motor buggies and the first tourist buses broke the relative silent of the morning. I climbed up the highest dune eager to discover the...More

1  Thank Desvergnes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

It is near a city called Pichan by natives. It was a part of an ancient state. This place is all history some of which has been hidden under the sands

Thank DanShaDream
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

It is located quite near the city and easy to get to. The sand is smooth as silk and the camels are cute. It was fun to take off your shoes and climb up the dune though it can be exhausting. Remember to bring sunblock.

2  Thank Katy H
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Our group visited the Kumtag desert as part of a 5 day tour of Xinjiang and we absolutely loved it! We had a dune buggy ride, ride camels and ran up sand dunes and slid down on a toboggan. The views were incredible and it...More

Thank jtaylor946
Reviewed 5 October 2013

We. Had a great time experiencing this pretty special attraction - it takes quite some effortsd to climb the dunes but it is definitely worthwhile to do as the view from the highest dune definitely justifies the physical exercise if climbing up. The location is...More

Thank PlatinumForeverDUS
Reviewed 25 August 2012

This is the only real attraction in Shanshan County. It is a commercial area of sand dunes which come down to the southern end of the city. Nothing like as spectacular as Dunhuang. But not as crowded either. Various activities - dune buggies (self drive...More

2  Thank suriChristchurch
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