We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Inside of Lashan Youqi, Alashanyou Qi 737300, China
Name/address in local language
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 27 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Mysterious Desert

Journey started on 4 wheel drive vehicles, going fast into desert sandy terrain on a roller coaster ride, it was exhilarating!. The scenery was absolutely fantastics, flat sandy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 August 2016
TekTeh
,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Add Photo Write a Review

27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 14: English reviews
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Journey started on 4 wheel drive vehicles, going fast into desert sandy terrain on a roller coaster ride, it was exhilarating!. The scenery was absolutely fantastics, flat sandy grounds, massive sand dunes high up into the clear blue sky, mountains in the distance. The half an hour ride took us to another wonder, Badain Hotel look totally out of place... More 

Helpful?
Thank TekTeh
Vancouver bc
Level Contributor
64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Never been here - never want to, but you keep BUGGING me with e-mails...stop! You'e filling up my in box constantlly - give it a break

Helpful?
Thank Habari
Dunhuang, China
Level Contributor
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

From May to June and September to October would be an ideal time. Its not too hot or cold and most importantly not many tourists.

Helpful?
Thank simonlei2015
hong kong
Level Contributor
64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

The Badain Jaran Desert winter caravan organised by China Hiking. Run by Heidi and Fred Halewyck, this was a trip of a lifetime. Having traveled to over 100 countries, there is not much I have not seen. Inner Mongolia was something I was completely unprepared for. The sheer beauty and challenges of trekking through the seemingly endless dunes was pulsating.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank davephils
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

Was a solo trip for me. Awesome place. The high price tag on trips was justified. Took a 3 hour bus ride from Zhangye (chi che dong zhan) to Ayouqi (Alashan You Qi or Alxa Youqi). Then next morning took another local bus to entrance of the Badan Jilin desert. It's 76km from Ayouqi city. Bus dropped me at 'Badan... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Saifers
Tel Aviv
Level Contributor
155 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

We make a 2 day jeep safari with a group. this is not my 1st desert experience. i visited the Sahara, the Donghuang (near the Mogao caves) and the others, but this was outstanding. The combination of the lakes the high dunes (some of them up to 500 m and more), the Buddhist temple, the camels contributes to unique sights.... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Adomvatik
Herzlia, Israel
Level Contributor
286 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

mysterious blue lakes in the end of no where at the yellow desert with high awesome dunes under the blue sky. a beauty

Helpful?
Thank Zippi_11
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
168 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

Treking in Badain Jaran (a part of the Gobi desert) was an absolutely amazing experience. We had with us seven bactrian (two humps) camels that carried the tents, the water, the kerosene, pots and pens, food, etc., a guide a cook and a camelier. We trekked for four days, camping in the sand, looking at the sun going down over... More 

Helpful?
8 Thank worldnomad_01
Guangzhou, China
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

Unlike other desert in China(such as Dunhuang),the Badan Jaran Desert is reletively unfamous,which means there do not have too many travellers there.The desert is extremely vast,so it is impossible for you to travel on your feet.Now the desert had been made to be a National Desert Park,which means you have to buy the ticket(about 60 yuan) to get in the... More 

Helpful?
5 Thank Ian L
Beijing, China
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

The Badain Jaran Desert was fantastic. Definitely do it if you get the chance! TOUR PACKAGES You can't go into the desert without going through the Zhufeng Travel Agency based in the Jinge Hotel. They seem to have a monopoly on the whole thing, unfortunately. They offer two different packages for riding in the desert: a 3,000 RMB "traditional" package... More 

Helpful?
9 Thank The_Sturms

Travellers who viewed Badan Jaran Desert also viewed

Alashanyou Qi, Inner Mongolia
Alashanyou Qi, Inner Mongolia
 

Been to Badan Jaran Desert? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Badan Jaran Desert and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Badan Jaran Desert staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Near Badan Jaran Desert

Top-rated Restaurants Nearby