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Crescent Moon Pool

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5km South of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The drawcard was the cresent lake but most we go never get there. The masses will have been distracted by camel rides, sand surfing, helicopter rides, ultralight flights......which makes it better for the enthusiast would wander to the lake. It is remarkable the sand has...More

Thank Lankylee
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Its only a short walk to this small lake once you are at these sand hills in this Oasis area. many people visit here.

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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We went there at sunrise, around 6.30 a.m. and it was already full of turists. The dunes and the secenary is nice, but it has been ruined as they transformed it in a tourist playground, with helicopters, camel riding, guided tours with the megaphone, and...More

Thank ipuccis
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We caught a taxi from Dunhuang town, which was approximately a 15min ride (very cheap). The pool is really close to the sand dunes and was a bit of a curiosity for me. In an attempt to preserve it, the waters at the pool have...More

Thank Ingrid D
Reviewed 20 July 2018

After walking through the dunes after sunrise, we decided to look at the Crescent Moon Spring. Personally, I think the picture is better than the real thing. Lots of visitors taking photos.

Thank T S
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Crescent Moon lake is one of themes beautiful wonders of the nature. It is worry that lake is reducing hi hope authorities can do some this about it.

Reviewed 26 June 2018

It is a small lake in the middle of sand dune very close to the town. Amazing that the water has never dried up. It was more beautiful in picture than actually looking at it. Nevertheless, it is not something natural that you will see...More

Thank VeronAng
Reviewed 23 June 2018

I tis interesting to see this lake that never dries up, but it is only worth a quick look.There are many Chinese families coming to look sat this pool and that is interesting.

Thank mflickermd
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Also known as Cresent Moon Spring so named because it is shaped like the crescent moon. Quite beautiful to look at. A reprieve from the sweltering heat of the desert. A nice place to sit in the shade and enjoy the view of colorful ant-like...More

Thank Soosee Q
Reviewed 10 June 2018

It is an oasis in the vast expanse of sand dunes that has existed for hundreds of years. It is amazing that its streams have never dried up or the lake buried under the sand dunes. Just like its name indicates, the Crescent Lake is...More

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