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Crescent Moon Pool

5km South of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200, China
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“sand dunes” (35 reviews)
“camel ride” (17 reviews)
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5km South of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first time I walked on the sand , rid camel on desert. The Moon pool is amazing. It's a pity that I only had half day in the park. It's better to stay several hours in the morning and return around evening...More

Thank xingwanlilu
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just on the edge of Dunhuang and has been turned into a theme park with camel rides, sand dune slides, special coverings for your shoes to keep the sand out for a fee (you never walk on the sand because of the board...More

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The crescent shape is easy to see and the temple provides an excellent setting, even though it was (re-)built relatively recently.... its amazing how destructive the cultural revolution actually was! The new building is at least a replica of the original and this is where...More

Thank ArtyGr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend to visit this at least two times, one in the early morning and one in the late evening; enter the park before 7am to ride the camel to view the sunrise, and then enter around 6pm to view the sunset from the top...More

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very happen to have gone, scratched off another place on my bucket list. It's totally surreal, as it's a green oasis surrounded by high sand dunes. Definitely worth visiting if your ever in China

Thank kmn5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the oasis along the Silk Road,the name comes from the shape like a half moon Thanks to the barricade imposed by the xinjiang authority, the outer half of the lake is closed off,otherwise it will be filled by people again The...More

Thank Allan & Amy T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pool itself is small and brown and not that interesting or significant but the area around is quite sopectacular with the massive sand dunes. Expect large crowds.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very popular place among Chinese tourist. When I was there, it was packed with Chinese tourist. The lake is not far from the entrance. But many tourist take a long camel ride to an area that is near to the lake. There...More

Thank Steven_Teo
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This place is actually inside the Mingsha Shan (Echo Sand Mountain) Park, I dont know why there is a different topic for this attraction. Anyways, it's a cool pool, you can take a nice picture of the temple above it from there. But sometimes they...More

Thank Jacqueline_Jacques
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Well think of Gansu and it is the crescent moon oasis that is in all the photos so you absolutely must go. I think we did the best job of this.... went early and took the camel ride which is just mass camels and really...More

Thank Donna V
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