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Resonant Sand Bay, Ordos

(鄂尔多斯响沙湾旅游景区 è ěr duō sī xiǎng shā wān lyǔ yóu jǐng qū)

Visitors can experience camel riding at Resonant Sand Bay Tourist Attraction in Ordos, North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region. [Photo/VCG]

Resonant Sand Bay Tourist Attraction is situated in the east of Kubuqi Desert, in the territory of Dalad Banner, Ordos, Inner Mongolia autonomous region. Opened in January 1984, the tourist attraction is a leisure resort featuring desert scenery.

Backed by the Kubuqi Desert, the dunes of the tourist attraction are crescent-shaped with a height of 100 meters and a gradient of 45 degrees. When it's dry, the dunes make a sound, hence the name "Resonant Sand Bay."

Sliding down from the slopes of the dunes, one can hear sounds like a bugle, drumbeat, and the sound of automobile and aircraft engines, a natural phenomenon that’s still unexplained. If several people are surfing together, the sound will be as loud as a large bell, giving the feeling that the whole dune is trembling.

Through years of development, the tourist attraction has formed a site that consists of a holiday village, a visitors’ center and four sand islands – Xianshadao, Yueshadao, Lianshadao and Fushadao. From the visitors’ center, tourists can reach Xianshadao by car or Yueshadao by tour train.

At Xianshadao, visitors of all ages can experience all kinds of sand exploration activities, including horse and camel riding, glider flying and sand surfing. Acrobatics performances like a high-altitude tightrope and fire show are also staged there.

At Yueshadao, tourists will learn camel transport and visit ancient Mongolian tribes. They can also participate in sand dancing and sand beach volleyball there. Fushadao is in the deep desert, giving visitors a 360-degree panorama view of the desert scenery, while Lianshadao features Buddhist culture.

Scenic Spot Level: AAAAA

Ideal Sightseeing Season: May to October

Opening Hours: 9:00- 18:00

Recommended Duration For A Visit: More than three hours

Ticket Price: 130 yuan (including ticket for round-trip cableway)

Address: Dalad Banner, Ordos, Inner Mongolia autonomous region

Sunscreen and sunglasses are must at the tourist attraction during the summer.

Last Updated: Dec 14, 2018

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