Tourists ride camels in the desert in the Crescent Moon Lake and the Singing Sand Mountains scenic spot in Dunhuang city, Northwest China's Gansu province, Oct 23, 2018. [Photo/IC]
This is a place where sand mountains co-exist with spring water. The Singing Sand Mountains are so named because their sands make sounds as they move. When you climb the mountains you can get a bird-eye view of Crescent Moon Lake, which the mountains surround, and of the desert sunset. Crescent Moon Lake is named for its shape and is the most famous part of the Singing Sand Mountains scenic spot.
Deadline for ticket: 19:00
Regular ticket: 120 RMB
Half-price tickets: Students, seniors aged 60-69, children between 1.2m and 1.4m in height with a valid certificate and ID card
Free tickets: servicemen, armed police officers, disabled soldiers, retired military cadres, military cadets, the disabled, journalists, seniors aged above 70, children below 1.2m in height with a valid certificate and ID card.
Tickets for Singing Sand Mountains and Crescent Moon Lake can be purchased at the tourist service center
1. Bus: One-way bus from Dunhuang railway station or airport to downtown costs 3 yuan per person. Bus No. 3 from downtown to the scenic area costs 1 yuan per person.
2. Taxi: Taxis from downtown to the scenic area cost 10 to 15 yuan per person.