Yadan National Geologic Park

Opening Hours: 06:00 ~ 19:30 (site-clearing in 22:00)

Tickets: 120 RMB/person for admission and tour bus

The Yadan National Geological Park, situated approximately 180 kilometers northwest of Dunhuang City, is a sprawling expanse covering approximately 398 square kilometers. It stands as the largest Yardang Landform park discovered to date and is renowned for its otherworldly landscapes, earning it the nickname “Devil City” due to the eerie sounds that echo through the desert when the wind howls.

Designated as a 4A-level scenic area by the Chinese Tourist Administration in 2006, the Yadan Geopark has since evolved into a multifaceted destination serving as a science base, educational center, and geological heritage site. Its distinctive landforms have attracted filmmakers and advertisers, with numerous films and advertisements shot amidst its surreal scenery.

The park’s vast expanses of Gobi Desert combined with its enchanting Yardang landforms create a mesmerizing setting that appeals to both leisure seekers and adventurers. Visitors are drawn to its mysterious ambiance, making it a popular destination for both relaxation and geological exploration. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the Yadan National Geological Park serves as a platform for promoting geoscience knowledge and fostering appreciation for the Earth’s natural wonders.

With its unique blend of natural beauty and scientific significance, the Yadan National Geological Park offers a captivating journey into the wonders of the natural world, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in its otherworldly landscapes and uncover the mysteries of the desert.

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