Kumtag Desert is situated about 90 kilometers away from Turpan city center. Kumtag means Sand Mountain in Uyghur language. This desert is the nearest one to the city in the world, just beside the county of Shanshan. The Kumtag Desert is one of the eight biggest deserts in China.
Kumtag Desert is open to tourists in Shanshan county. Here you could have a memorable trip including sand sliding, camels riding, and jeep safari etc.