Mingshahan (Echoing-Sand Mountain)
The Echoing-Sand Mountain is also a popular site drawing many local and foreign tourists in Dunhuang. The sand dunes get its name from the sounds produced by the wind, ranging from a roar during strong winds to sweet musical sounds during a light breeze.
The mountain is just like a golden dragon winding its way over the horizon. The Echoing-Sand Mountain begins at the top of Mogao Grottos in the east and ends at the Danghe Reservoir in the west, stretching for over 40 km in length and 20 km in width. The sand has many colors ranging from yellow to white.