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Sand Lake

City: Yinchuan       State: Ningxia Hui       Country: China
Sand Lakein northwest of China is an ideal choice. Located in Pinglou County of the Ningxia Autonomous Region, 56 kilometers (about 35 miles) north of Yinchuan, the capital city of ,Ningxia is more than 80 square kilometers (about 31 square miles) in area, including 45 square kilometers (about 17 square miles) of lakes and over 22 square kilometers (about 8 square miles) of desert. This unique, natural scenery attracts millions of visitors from and abroad. Sand Lake is one of the best places for bird watching in all of China, as it is home to 198 species and over one million birds. Every year during spring and autumn, over one million migratory birds stop at Sand Lake. The Bird Watching Tower, equipped with best telescope available, holds hundreds of people. is a paradise for the birdwatcher as well as a great variety of birds, including white cranes, black cranes, red-crowned cranes, swans, wild ducks and mandarin ducks. Besides natural beauty, also offers you more than thirty recreational opportunities. Some are only for the adventurous but less strenuous activities are also available, such as water-motorcycling, wind surfing, and sliding down the dunes.

Climate | When to Visit

Visit during: March to October

Directions | How to Reach

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