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Sand Lake Scenic Area

 Yinchuan Attractions

Shanhaiguan Great Wall Introduction to Sand Lake Scenic Resort (沙湖)

Sand Lake Scenic Area is one of Ningxia's most famous destinations, known for its spectacular scenery of the peaceful lake, soft sand, reeds and sand sculptures. The desert plains are just 56 kilometers outside of Yinchuan and the desert scenic area spans an area of 12.7 square kilometers on which tourist and experience exciting desert activities such as motorbike sliding and camel riding. 

There are reportedly 140 different animal species that live within the park alone, there are also about one hundred of different bird varieties. Since 1989 there has been an explosion in tourist activity in the area, currently there are fishing-tours. 

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Pingluo County, Yinchuan

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Travel Information

Opening Hours: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

Admission: 60 Yuan (April - October), 40 Yuan (November - March)

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1. Take a bus from Ximen Bus Station in Pingluo, buses are available every hour and costs only 4.5 Yuan.

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Travel Tips 

1. Try to avoid visiting Sand Lake Scenic Area during Golden Week and summer holidays.


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