30 Sep '13, 8am

Interesting, a singing sand ravine! The Xiangshawan Desert Resort Experience

Interesting, a singing sand ravine! The Xiangshawan Desert Resort Experience

Most tourists come to Inner Mongolia to see 2 main attractions – the Grasslands and the Desert. While there are a number of Grassland options e.g. Xilamuren Grassland , the key desert attraction in Inner Mongolia is 响沙湾 Xiangshawan Desert . Xiangshawan Desert goes by many English names i.e. Singing Sand Ravine, Resonant Sand Bay or Resonant Sand Gorge . You will notice that all the names have to do with sound – that’s because of a unique natural phenomenon where the sand at 响沙湾 Xiangshawan Desert makes interesting echoes which varies according to weather and how you walk on the sand e.g. when sliding down from the 90-meter-high, 45-degree sand dunes of Xiangshawan Desert 响沙湾, one can supposedly hear the sound of car and aircraft engines! It is also said that the sand also produces a light “shhhh” sound as you walk on it. However, it is very difficult to hear such sounds to...

Full article: http://www.passportchop.com/asia/china/xiangshawan-desert...

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