Sand Lake Scenic Resort in Shizuishan, Ningxia

Sand Lake Scenic Resort

Sand Lake Scenic Resort is located in Pingluo County of the Ningxia Autonomous Region, 56 kilometers north of Yinchuan, the capital city of Ningxia, it is more than 80 square kilometers in area, including 45 square kilometers of lakes and over 22 square kilometers of desert.

How to Get to Sand Lake Scenic Resort?

Travel with China Dragon Tours (top recommended)

If you want to get rid of hustle of transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package which covers visiting, dining and transfer from us. Our local tour guide and driver will escort you to Sand Lake Scenic Resort speed and convenience, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on travel.

Independent Travel


Take regular bus from Beimen Tourist Bus Station Dawukou, Huinong, Hongguozi, Rujigou, Longhu, Pingluo and Yaofu, and get off at Shahu.

There are regular buses from Beimen Tourist Bus Station to Sand Lake Scenic Resort. The bus departs every 30 minutes from 8:00 to 10:30 and the returning bus from 13:00 to 18:00.

Useful Travel Tips

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Sand Lake is late Spring or early Summer. All activities on the lake and beach will stop at the end of November when the lake starts to freeze.


When visiting Sand Lake in summer make sure to bring sun block and a hat with you as it is extremely easy to burn under the harsh desert sun.

What to do

First time visitors to a desert can ride a camel for a mere 20 RMB across a range of sand dunes, while the more adventurous can rent jeeps or motorbikes and race across the sandy plains. Another fun, attraction are the sand slides, which take you down a fairly steep slope.

Every year during spring and autumn, over one million migratory birds stop here. The Bird-watching Tower, equipped with best telescope available, holds hundreds of people. This 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.

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