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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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