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Crescent Moon Pool

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5km South of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200, China
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Very interesting to see but certainly doesnt take more than half hour of your time. Sadly the best photos would probably be from the dune that is roped off and you cant go. You can still get some photos from the other dune but not...More

Thank TheTravelPirate
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I can just imagine what it was like when it was isolated and still in its original condition. It has been rebuilt as with a lot of sites in China due to the cultural revolution. It's beautiful and has a peaceful feel to it. It...More

Thank wt1986
Reviewed 11 October 2017

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 10 October 2017

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 October 2017

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 30 September 2017 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

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

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 27 September 2017 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 19 September 2017

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 17 September 2017

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

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