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This dessert is also called Whistling Dune Bay, which is located in the Gobi's Kubuqi Desert. The origin of its name is attributed to its geographical location as this exhilarating resort sits 110 meters high with a slope of 45 degrees, forming huge crescent-shaped sand dunes which can create loud echoes resembling a roaring airplane or croaking frog.


The dessert was developed into the country's first desert-themed tourism resort. Tourists can enjoy the entertainment facilities in the resort while having deep insight into the Mongolian folk culture. Also, the annual cultural events such as International Photography Week and sand sculpture festival are held to promote local scenic spots. Most visitors want to explore the charm of the desert during their summer vacations. Whistling Dune Bay is currently developed into a ski resort which helps to attract tourists during the winter months as well.


There are altogether five distinct islands, including Sand Dune Resort, Yuesha, Xiansha, Fusha. The features of the islands are distinctive. For example, Sand Dune Resort is separated by a river, which is a splendid site for aquatic sports. As for Yuesha Island, visitors can play beach volleyball and other sports. Also, sand painting is a popular activity in Yuesha Island. Some adventurous activities, such as cableway, sand surfing, track cycling are available on Xiansha Island. If you want to experience the nomadic lifestyle, Fusha Island won't frustrate you. You can participate in a local wedding, try the barbecue buffet or milk food, and even dance beside a bonfire with your friends. You can relax on Liansha Island, which is filled with primitive ancient Buddhist culture.

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