Saturday, 16 September 2017

Picture of the Day: Singing Sand Mountains

We drove almost five hours to get to Dunhuang, which is home to many historical landmarks, including the Mogao Grottoes, Yumen and Yangguan passes, the western most frontier posts in ancient China.

Our stop first stop was the Singing Sand Mountains or Mingsha Shan, which are actually tall sand dunes that were said to make haunting noises at night.

We were very lucky to have gorgeous weather -- hot but with a breeze. The sand was very soft and warm from the sun.

For many Chinese tourists, this is a very exotic place, and the park did a roaring trade of offering 40-minute camel rides at 100 kuai per person. 

Each group had four to five camels tethered together in a line and there was a constant stream of these animals walking along the sand...

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