Ride on the wild side for holiday

Camel-riding tourists snaking along the sand dunes of the Mingsha Mountain yesterday in north-west China's Dunhuang city, on the edge of the Gobi Desert.

The mountain, also known as the "Singing Mountain" for the sound made by the grains of sand when they are blown around by the wind, is a popular tourist attraction.

China is celebrating its National Day with a week-long holiday that ends this weekend.

The China National Tourism Administration expects the long break to end on a sweet note, with the number of domestic tourists expected to hit 710 million, and domestic tourism receipts to reach 590 billion yuan (S$121 billion), or 10 per cent and 12.2 per cent higher, respectively, than last year's National Day Golden Week.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 03, 2017, with the headline 'Ride on the wild side for holiday'. Print Edition | Subscribe