Meals: Not included
Attractions: Mogao Grottoes, Crescent Spring and Singing Sand Dune
Today, enjoy a cultural tour begin with the visit to Mogao Grottoes— one of three noted grottoes in China for its fabulous frescos and statues. The site is considered the great treasure house of Buddhist arts in existence.
Then, continue your trip to Crescent Spring and Singing Sand Dune. Singing Sand Dune (Mingsha Hill) is piled up with sand in five colors of red, yellow, green, black and white. The so-called singing sand does not sing by itself, but creates singing sound when people tread or slide on the surface of the sand, which is a kind of miracle of the nature. Crescent Spring is at the northern foot of the Mingsha Hill and is 118 meters from east to west and 25 meters from south to north. The water is fove meters deep. The crescent-like lake is surrounded by the sand but never buried by it. The water in the lake is very clear all year around.