17 December 2014


We enjoyed the wonderful spectacle of the Echoing-Sand Mountain at Dunhuang, Gansu Province.  The mountain is five kilometers (about three miles) away from the city of Dunhuang.  It so claims that the mountain echoes to the sound of sand as you slide down its slopes.  The sand has many colors ranging from red to yellow, green, black and white. On days when a strong wind blows, the fast shifting sand roars; but when the wind is little more than a light breeze, the sand produces gentle, dulcet sounds akin to music.  We traveled the sand by camels and we did not experiment the mountain echoing as so claim.

It was blasting hot and to avoid sunburn we had put on heavy sunscreen and cover from head to toe.  We rode on the camels to go round the desert for 45 minutes.

The camels are docile and obedient animals.  When they were ordered to sit and wait for further instructions, they took a light nap.  The camels with their herdsman works from 4am till 11pm during the summer months.

The splendid environment consisting of golden sand, a wondrous mountain and a beautiful sunset.

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