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Dinosaurs Fairyland

Jurassic theme park in the small town of Erlian. 


If you love dinosaurs and theme parks, but hate waiting in line or sharing with other tourists, then Dinosaurs Fairyland is the place for you.

The park features dozens of full scale dinosaur models as well as bones, both real and fake. There are also lots of photo opportunities with dinosaurs smashing down walls and hatching from eggs. However, Dinosaur Fairyland is never crowded, probably due to its remote location, about 20km outside the town of Erlian in Inner Mongolia, China. However, this means you will have the park all to yourself, except for the occasional men in military uniform that use the park as a thoroughfare to the bus station.

From the top of a nearby hill, you can see the words Dinosaurs Fairyland written in giant letters, in the same style as the iconic Hollywood sign, spelled out across the ground in both English and Mandarin. Between the writing you can see an homage to the kissing dinosaurs found just 15km down the road. Truly the perfect end to your Erlian dinosaur experience. 

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Take a taxi from Erlian.

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