Whistling Dune Bay

Whistling Dune Bay
Introduction of  Whistling Dune Bay



Whistling Dune Bay


Desert where Lamas play horns.  Bu Re: Lamas play horns.  Mang Ha: Desert.

Local Saying

Riddle - Sand can sing songs.
Im a grain of sand.
The world where a grain of sand stays.

National Tourism Administration has issued

China AAAAA-Grade Tourist Destination


Dalad Banner, Ordos City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

Ministry of Culture has issued

National Demonstration Base of Cultural Industry

Geographic Coordinates

Latitude 39.49 and 107.60 Longitude

Philosophy of Development

Leader in developing desert tourism; Advocate of low carbon tourism; Direct the future of leisure life; Make desert inhabitable by human beings; Save green land for future generations.


Temperate continental type with annual average temperature between 5.3 -8.7 . Average temperature in spring is 4.2℃; average temperature in summer is 25℃;average temperature in autumn is 22℃; average temperature in winter is -15.


Surrounding Cities


In the Province

Whistling Dune Bay -- 3 kilometers from G 65 Baomao high speed road
Whistling Dune Bay -- 45 kilometers from Baotou city.
High speed road available
Whistling Dune Bay -- 50 kilometers from Ordos city.
High speed road available
Whistling Dune Bay -- 180 kilometers from Hohhot city.
High speed road available

Cultural Backgrounds

Mongolian culture, Desert culture, Tibetan Buddhist and Daoism by Zhang GuoLao

Outside the Province

Whistling Dune Bay -About 600 kilometers from Beijing,
High speed road available
Whistling Dune Bay -- About 400 kilometers from Taiyuan

High speed road available
Whistling Dune Bay-- About 380 kilometers from Yinchuan,
High speed road available
Whistling Dune Bay -- About 680 kilometers from Xi
High speed road available

Comments by Tourists

A Disney World as Well as Fairy Oasis in the Desert

Evaluation by Domestic and Foreign Photographers

The barony, Space World, Surrealistic globe and the Dreamland.


From Beijing to Ordos city
About 1 hour by airline; 11 hours by train; 6 to 7 hours by a car.
From Beijing to Baotou city
About 1 hour by airline; 8 hours by train; 5 to 6hours by a car.
From Beijing to Hohhot city
About 45 munities by airline; 7 hours by train; 4 to 5 hours by a car.


Available domestic airlines to Baotou, Ordos and Hohhot city:

Ordos city---- Beijing, Changsha, Changchun, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Hefei, Haikou, Handan, Harbin, Hohhot, Hailar, Hangzhou, Jinan, Kunming, Lanzhou, Manchuria, Nanning, Nanjing, Nanchang, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Sanya, Shijiazhuang, Shenyang, Shanghai, Tongliao, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Wuhan, Ulanhot, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Xiamen, Xining, Xian, Yinchuan, Zhengzhou.


Baotou city ---- Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Kunming, Luoyang, Shanghai, Shenyang, Sanya, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Taiyuan, Urumqi, Xi'an, Zhengzhou, Nanjing, Nanning, Xiamen.


Hohhot city ---- Alashan Left Banner, Beijing, Chengdu, Changchun, Changsha, Chifeng, Ordos, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Haikou, Huangshan, Hefei, Harbin, Ji'nan, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Sanya, Shijiazhuang, Tianjin, Tongliao, Wuhai, Wuhan, Ulanhot, Xi'an, Xiamen, Xilin Haote, Yinchuan.

Features of Whistling Dune Bay

Named by the geographic phenomenon of "singing sand," Whistling Dune Bay is located in the Kubuqi Desert, Dalad Banner of Ordos City, Inner Mongolia. It situates at the easternmost borderline of desert in China and is called the Head of Dragon Desert. Han Tai Chuan River flows in front of it and Gu Zi Liang Mountain faces to the other side of the bank.

Whistling Dune Bay is 110 meters high with a slope of 45 degrees where the huge crescent-shaped sand hills can create loud echoes. Dunes stand side by side and stretch endlessly to the further skyline. When you climb to the top with ladder and then slide downwards, you will hear roaring echoes as if an aircraft is taking offer near you. If you hold a handful of sand and squeeze them, you will make a frog-like sound. This is how Whistling Dune Bay has been named.


Sightseeing, Leisure and Vacation

Sightseeing, Leisure and Vacation


Whistling Dune Baythe first Desert Resort destination in ChinaIt is the large-scaled comprehensive tourism place where you take sightseeing or have fun. Accredited as AAAAA-Grade by the National Tourism Administration, it situates at the eastern side of Kubuqi Desert and is the nearest desert resort to Beijing and other provinces. Here you will encounter the longest nomadic camel caravan of over 500 camels.Whistling Dune Bay is also the home of the world's photographers. The grand opening of annual International Photography Week is held here in mid-July every year.
m a grain of sand" - this is the first greeting that every Whistling Dune Bay inhabitant says to each guest.
"The world where a grain of sand stays" - this is the ultimate, never-ending and joyful world where all guests and Whistling Dune Bay inhabitants share together.

In a world full of sand, you see a realistic but yet looking so surrealistic paradise.

Fusha Island Liansha Island Yuesha Island Xiansha Island Sand Dune Resort

Fusha Island is the world where Mongolians resided. People live in the Mongolian way of life and enjoy the fun as a nomadic group. 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. You can simply lie under a blue sky for days and nights with eyes closed, chatting in the breeze that blows in Mongolia Grande Canopy and imagining an endless world in front of you......


Yuesha Island Wonderland you can take train to the deep desert where you may come across a long camel caravan. You will pass by ancient Mongol tribes into Yuesha Island where you can experience the pleasure of art and sports, artistic gymnastics, aerobics, hip-hops, beach volleyball, etc. Youll either watch their performance, or get yourselves involved in some of the games, or just appreciate the indescribable feelings that a water-like desert can bring to you ...... looking at the expanse of the endless sand ...... or go to the sand sculpture tribe to show your elegant figure. You may carve one yourself, or try for the very first time the sand painting which can be taken home if you like. 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. But dont over-sleep as there is a dozen of entertainment or athletic shows every day. When getting hungry, youll find food and drinks everywhere and do feel free to enjoy them with other companies.


If you go to Xiansha Island, youll see an entirely different world of Zhang Guolaos stories. Here youll experience more challenging games and activities such as desert adventure, aerial cableway, surfing, swing, track bike and even childrens games. High-wire, universal driving, fire playing, as well as "Desert Acrobatics World" ......these performances are truly thrilling. Welcome you to the theater! You can eat and drink, you can also lie down in the cool breeze like a fairy tale figures......


Sand Dune Resort faces the other islands across Han Tai River. On its opposite bank is the vast sea of sand where you can do some water yoga, water aerobics or swimming competition. Daily creative leisure will take you to the past or the future, or a movie or a television, a small island. It will make you forget all about yourself, and meanwhile, all of the world may belong to you. Here youll have the best breakfast ever ...... youre half surrounded by the river. Youre like hundreds of meters high in the sky and so are the pools next to your dining table. Farther out to your sight is the world of sand. The sun on the east has just risen to your eyebrows ...... the desert on your opposite is yours ...... they are there wherever you go......


Our Liansha Island construction is near completion. Its going to be a place where youll get totally relaxed and refreshed by the 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. People call it a clean piece of land in your soul in which you may expect blossoming all of a sudden someday......

Camels are everywhere in Whistling Dune Bay. Its up to you if you want a ride or just take photos with these marvelous creatures......



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