Chinese cities disappear when swallowed by huge sand walls hundreds of feet high
- The ancient city of Dunhuang was swallowed by a huge sand wall on Sunday
- The footage shows the skyscrapers disappearing under a cloud of dust
- Police closed the main road and asked the driver to wait for a storm in the service area as visibility plummeted to less than 20 feet.
- The city of the Silk Road is home to the Mogao Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A Chinese city is swallowed by a huge sand wall that is hundreds of feet high, straight in a disaster movie.
Video show The city of Dunhuang disappears between over 300 feet of sand walls blown from the Gobi Desert on Sunday.
The apocalyptic scene was shot by a resident who shared a scary clip on Twitter.
In it, the skyscrapers disappear from sight as huge dust clouds slowly move into the city.
Police closed the main road and asked the driver to wait for a storm in the service area as visibility plummeted to less than 20 feet.
South China Morning Post The storm reportedly hit the ancient Silk Road city around 3 pm local time.
Chinese cities are swallowed by huge walls of sand hundreds of feet high in footage straight from a disaster movie
Tourists in a nearby natural park were surprised by a sandstorm that blew away their property.
The group visited Mingsha Mountain in Dunhuang and Crescent Lake Nature Park and watched the sunset over the singing dunes in a picturesque and beautiful place.
They gathered together to protect themselves from the sand and were forced to wear glasses and masks.
The video shows the city of Dunhuang disappearing between over 300 feet of sand walls blown from the Gobi Desert on Sunday.
The tour guide organizers, identified only as Mr. Hata, said they were still blue when they departed and all the signs said it would be a beautiful sunset, but then the wind suddenly blew up and sandstorms continued. For a while he said.
Dunhuang is known for its harsh climate and living environment. Mogao Caves, also known as the Thousand Buddha Caves, temples and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
In June, residents of Hotan, a city in western China, captured a scene similar to what was seen in Dunhuang on Sunday.
A blizzard turned the sky orange and thick dust blocked the sun.
Chinese media at the time reported that extreme weather events have become more common in recent years due to human activity and deforestation.
Dunhuang, China, is swallowed by a huge sand wall hundreds of feet high and disappears
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