Dunhuang, a famous city since 2000 years ago. Zhang Qian, a foreign affair officer went to Xiyu(western region) and from then on Dunhuang has been a key point in Silk Road.
When you see the sea you will feel happy and jump into the water.
While you see the dessert you will feel ultimately happy an jump on the ground.
Mingsha Hill, meaning Sand Sounding, locates in the south of Dunhuang City. It is at the border of Kumtag Desert and one of the four famous dessert hills in China.
I saw many camels.
I wanted to try a ride so I came to camel rest place.
Yeah I got on the camel #29. Riding on a camel is like riding on a horse. You have to keep balance carefully.
Then I decided to go to the top of the hill. There is a stair for visitors to save your precious energy.
After 15 minutes I was on the top of the hill.
The dessert’s color turned to red.
At around 20:00 Beijing Time, we could see the sunset.
At the bottom Yueya Spring(New Moon) has illumination on and it was beautiful.
Not far away Dunhuang City began to light up.
To access Mingsha Hill, my recommendation is to take a taxi and it costs only 15 RMB. There is also a bus to city center every 1 hour.
These years visitors going to Dunhuang has been increasing.
You can take a flight from Beijing, Xian, Shanghai and other major cities of China.
For young people the recommended is taking a car trip around Qinghai Lake and then spend 2 days in Dunhuang.
There is also railway connection with outsides.