The Singing Sand Moutain
The Singing Sand MoutainThe Singing Sand Moutain is located on the southern outskirts, six kilometers from Dunhuang City. All the visitors to Dunhuang wish to climb Singing Sand Mountain (1715m), but the ascent is difficult. For each step forward, one slides a half step back. In steep places they are forced to use their hands and feet. As soon as people reach the summit, they slide off on the other side setting off a cascade of sand that resonates with the sounds of drums and gongs, flutes and reed pipes. And if the wind is blowing hard, the mountain resounds with roaring echoes. It is awe inspiring.