Mystery of Formation
Standing on the desert, people can see fascinating scenery. The vast Guanting Reservoir is to the north of the desert, while the magnificent Jundu Mountain lies south. There are a great number of historical relics around too, including the beacon towers of the Great Wall, the site of the Shanggu Prefecture, and the ancient fortresses of the Yan State in the Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770-256 BC). The high mountains, boundless deserts, winding streams, green grassland, fruitful orchards, and ancient relics are arranged in perfect harmony. There is no hustle and bustle of urban life, but peace and tranquility.
|Riding Camels in the Desert|
Take bus line 880 at Deshengmen Station, and get off at Tianmo Station. The bus leaves at 7:00, 9:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, and 16:00. The duration is about 2 hours, and full ticket fare is CNY 28 for a single trip. Its terminal is Shacheng Passenger Station.
The bus leaves Shacheng Passenger Station for Deshengmen at 6:00, 8:00, 10:00, 14:00, and 15:30. It also has a stop at Tianmo for passengers' convenience.
By Long-distance Bus:
Take a long-distance bus to Shacheng at the Zhangjiakou Bus Station, transfer to bus line 880, and get off at the site. Long-distance buses are available from 6:10 to 16:50 at the price of CNY 29 or CNY 31.
Take a train to Shacheng at Zhangjiakou South Railway Station. Upon arrival, walk north to Huailaixian Dishuiju Station, and take bus line 880 to the site. The train leaves Zhangjiakou for Shacheng at 15:05, 15:49, 16:17, 16:36, 17:17, 19:09, and 22:54. The hard seat price is CNY 12.5, and the hard sleeper price is CNY 58.5. Duration is about 60 to 80 minutes.
|Prices||Admission Fee||CNY 30 |
Children less than 3.9 feet (1.2 meters) in height are free of charge.
|Taking the Two-rider Cross County Car||CNY 30|
|Riding Horses||CNY 120 per hour|
|Swimming or Making Sand Sculptures||CNY 15|
|Sand Boarding||CNY 30 per hour|
|Opening Hours||8:00- 18:00|
Recommended Nearby Attractions
2. Jiming Post House (Jimingyi)
3. Guanting Reservoir
4. Woniu Mountain