Bring in the new year quietly, or with a bang

The countdown to 2017 has begun. Will you bring in the New Year amid a festive blast of confetti and trumpets? Or the eerie calm of a desert oasis? ForbesLife India suggests a few favourites
Curated by: Madhu Kapparath
Published: Dec 27, 2016
Bring in the new year quietly, or with a bang

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Mingsha Shan & Yueya Quan, Dunhuang, China
The setting may seem like a mirage at first: A fresh water spring in the shape of a crescent moon set in the middle of vast echoing sand mountains along the famous Silk Route. But it’s not. Climb up the dunes surrounding the lake, and when the wind is a little more than a light breeze, you’ll hear the sand produce a musical tone. Slide down the dune and the sound of a thunderous drum roll will soon engulf your ears.