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Resonant Sand Gorge


Dalad Banner, Ordos City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

Reasons to visit

China AAAAA-Grade Tourist Destination Comprehensive Desert Leisure Scenic Area

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Opening Hours

  • 8:00a.m.~7:00p.m.

Resonant Sand Gorge (Chinese name: 响沙湾) means "the desert with horns" in the Mongolian language. Located in the east side of Kubuqi Desert, this site is in a crescent shape with gold color. Resonant Sand Gorge is featured by its amazing desert landscape and the whispering sand dunes. In the conditions of the dry climate, people will hear sounds like a bugle and drumbeat in the sand if they surf along the slopes of the dunes.

It received its name from the echoing "Shhhh" that the sand makes as you step on the surface. It is filled with junes of dunes trapped within steep rock walls. It's said that the noise of sliding sand, after which the place is named, was thought by Marco Polo to be demons seeking to lure travellers to their death. May-October is the best time to travel to Ordos. At this time, the Ordos sand is small and the air is humid.

What to See in Resonant Sand Gorge

Resonant Sand Gorge, the first Desert Resort destination in China, is the large-scaled comprehensive desert tourism place where you take sightseeing or have fun. Resonant Sand Gorge is a national AAAAA-level tourist scenic spot and a national cultural industry demonstration base. It is featured by its amazing desert landscape and the whispering sand dunes. Besides, there are also the sand lake and the oasis, etc. The sand dunes stretch as far as the eye can see and form a magnificent landscape.

Fusha Island

usha Island is the world where Mongolians resided. People live in the Mongolian way of life and enjoy the fun as a nomadic group. You can witness the Mongolian lifestyle, from the Ordos wedding to wild barbecue buffet, from shepherdess to LeLe oxcart, from horse herding to the great migration on Mongolian plateau, from prairie ponds to tents, and the shaman, milk food, dance, bonfire and so on. 

【Liansha Island】

Liansha Holiday Island is a laid-back place dominated by Buddhist culture. The Lotus hotel on Liansha Island is the only one of a kind in the world which is built not of bricks, tiles, sand, stones, cement and steel. It is a unique green and environment-friendly infrastructure.

【Yuesha Island 】

You may come across ancient Mongol tribes in Yuesha Island where you can experience the pleasure of art and sports, artistic gymnastics, aerobics, hip-hops, beach volleyball, etc. There are pools of various depths in the desert dunes and you will release yourself with different swimming styles. When being tired, just lie and sleep for a few hours on the beach. 

What to Do in Resonant Sand Gorge

Resonant Sand Gorge melts the desert culture with the profound Mongolian culture. The magnificent desert scene reflects the unique nomadic group lifestyle. This site possesses some "National No. 1"s such as the No.1 Desert Canal in China, the largest groups of camels living here, the first standard Mongolian art group staying here. Visitors also can have various activities to experience.

► Experiencing the desert canal
► Have a bird’s view to the Kabuqi Desert
► Skating on the desert
► Riding the camel
► Playing the desert paraglide

Besides these exciting activities, visitor also can experience the traditional Ordos culture when stay here for a night. The wolrd-famous Ordos wedding performance, the large-scale party, the carnival and bonfire party, etc. can be experienced here.

How to Get to Resonant Sand Gorge

Inner Mongolia Xiangshawan Tourist Area is located in Dalat Banner, Erdos City, Inner Mongolia, 40 kilometers north of Baotou and 50 kilometers south of Dongsheng District of Erdos City. Xiangshawan is closer to Baotou City in traffic location.

There's a stop for the Hohhot-Dongsheng inter-zone route; tourists along the northern route can take the regular bus from Hohhot and Baotou East Station; tourists along the southern route can take regular bus at Dongsheng.

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