The Mingsha Sand Dune is 5 kilometers south of the Dunhuang city. The sand mountain is famous for its flute-like sounds in the gale, thus its name Mingsha as "Loud Sand" in English. Accumulated by quicksand, it lies along the south of Dunhuang City like a sleeping dragon. Looking from further away, the mountain is full of rolling braes as if being carved delicately forming such breathtaking scenery.
Sliding down from the top, you can hear the sand singing amazingly softly resonating with your movements. Any foot prints left on the sand will almost certainly disappear over night. For thousands of years it still stands gorgeously continuing to impress and being appreciated by countless climbers, visitors and passers.