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Address: Within the County, Pingluo County 753400, China
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Complete tourist trap, but still fun

Be aware that this is basically a man-made nature amusement park. In spite of that, we had fun. We went during winter time when the lake was frozen and there was nobody about... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2016
Guangzhou, China
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Guangzhou, China
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58 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Be aware that this is basically a man-made nature amusement park. In spite of that, we had fun. We went during winter time when the lake was frozen and there was nobody about - the ice is thick enough that you can ride a makeshift sled across. You have to cross the lake (which you have to pay for, all... More 

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Chorzow, Poland
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275 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

It is not easy to find in China a place that you can rest in the natural surroundings not far from the city. Sand lake is just 37km from Yinchuan or half-hour drive distance. In case you have a free day and it is hot summer day - you can relax there enjoying swimming, sledging of the sand dunes, travel... More 

Thank HappyChris008
xi an
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29 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2015

been there with friends..you will see a lot fish pond before arrive .a lot beautiful birds flying there..we rent a boat around the whole lake which is a very good experiance.the boatmen drive wildly which is very exciting and a little dangerous .kids love this. finally we get on the island in the middle and ride camel for a while.it... More 

1 Thank Michaelylw
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

A weird place found in the middle of nowhere in a western oligarch province of china. I don't blame the people searching fun and distraction from a hard life with strong winters and hot and dry summer. Beware: this place is created for mass tourism. It's not bad, the masses are carried around efficient, the attractions are great for burn... More 

2 Thank Tdi1272
kuala lumpur
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321 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2012 via mobile

if not for the great view from the top of the sand dune, this is an average place. May appeal to the locals only. A short speedboat ride to the sand dunes followed by a 5mins walk up the top for the view of the surrounding area. There are the usual attractions like camel rides, biking, gliding, kiddy rides, etc.... More 

4 Thank merc8989
Rio Linda, California
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25 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2012

While billed as an "ecological preserve", the primary attractions available are those available at an island you get to after taking a boat ride. There are marsh rushes to see, but nothing very spectacular. On the island, the attractions like paragliding over the lake, camel rides, a tram ride to the top of a sandy mountain, rolling in a clear... More 

3 Thank ESLBruce88
Beijing, China
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119 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2011

This is one of Ningxia's most popular attractions and it has a lot going for it. There are a decent variety of sand and water based activities, but be aware that everything inside costs extra, so costs could mount up rather quickly. My pictures here: http://yourenotfromaroundhere.com/blog/2011/07/15/shahu-sand-lake-scenic-resort-yinchuan-ningxia-province/

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