Dunhuang Yardang National Geologic Park Situated 180 kilometers in the northwest away from Dunhuang City, the Dunhuang Yardang National Geologic Park is the largest one of Yardang Landform found so far. The park stretches twenty-five kilometers from north to south and about two kilometers from east to west. It features the unique and wonderful scenes and landscapes of gobi desert.
Yardang, Uyghur intent of a "steep wall on the hill" are a generally dry areas erosion landscape. Lacustrine sediments formed by the earthy ground, the role of weathering intermittent water erosion and wind erosion, and the prevailing wind direction parallel form, the order of wind-and earth mounds and wind erosion and Au (Trench) landscape composition. This geological phenomenon in the north-east of Lop Nur in Dunhuang is very typical. Different desertification around the world, including Turkestan Mojave Desert and desertification, are Ya terrain.
The most magnificent view is that you can find the ‘miniature’ for much world-famous architecture inside the park, such as the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, the Potala Palace in Tibet, the Arabian mosque, the Pyramid and Sphinx in Egypt, the relics of ancient Roman and so on. It seems as an architectural art museum of the world while located in a desert and delivers many delights and enjoyments to you. In addition, you will find other works of art by nature, such as sculptures of lions, caravans trekking along the Silk Road, and turtles emerging from the sea. This area is referred to as the Yardang Abode of Demons by local people.