Geologically, this is a very interesting place, especially when viewed atop the dunes at sunrise or sunset, but its beauty is lost when we were there. It's also flooded with rude tourists.
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Understood from locals that the lake used to allow boating and was double the size! A lot of tourists but provides a good walk around the lake. A family of swallows also resides in the gift shop at the pagoda area. Not to be missed!
This is the classic photo to capture from atop the sand dunes - a seemingly impossible green oasis nested amid the fine sands of the Gobi desert, tall mounds of smooth sand dunes towering all around it. In actual fact, the oasis is very near...More
we reached here were quite hot, so that Crescent Moon Pool was one of take rest place. that was oasis & getting a wooden building here. so interesting that it has desert & sand dunes as background. it also has special shape while climb up...More
Inundated by orange-bootie-wearing domestic tourists (!), and suffering from a falling water table due to unfettered development in Dunhuang, this is not particularly photogenic, which was its only real draw-card (described as "enchanting" by some of the early westerners to visit it). It has diminished...More
Ancient Oasis and former stopover of the Silk Road is today a place to have fun and discover . Please definitely have your camel trip . Do this with your family and or friends .It will be a funny souvenir to cherish . Visit the...More
Need around half a day to do justice to the place. Camel Ride first - 100 RMB plus 20 RMB tip takes around an hour and a half- well worth it. Sand slide at the top of an enormous dune can be enjoyed for the...More
I visited in the spring and while the weather was good the colours where very monochromatic - the leaves on the trees were just starting to bud. The lake itself was smaller than I thought and my guide explained the the water table had fallen...More
A great time was had riding camels, climbing and sliding down the sand dunes and visiting the Crescent Moon Pool.
this is place is good you travel to Dunhuang. you will see desert at one side and grass on other side. There are lot activities you can do. Also don’t forget sunset it is really awesome.