You can get here by taking Bus #3 from Dunhuang. Mingsha Shan means 'Echoing Sand Mountain' and it is basically a giant sand mountain, more than 40km long and 20km in width, with the highest point being some 250 meters tall. It's one of the four great singing sands of China, and when the wind is strong, the mountain will make an almost musical noise as the sands rustle and blow across each other.
Yueyaquan means 'Crescent Lake' and it is a beautiful, small, crescent lake in an oasis. It is surrounded by the Mingsha Shan, and is a lovely place for quiet reflection. Or, for enjoying sandsurfing on the dunes.