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Crescent Moon Pool

5km South of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200, China
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“sand dunes” (36 reviews)
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5km South of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200, China
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank TOsunnyfirst
Reviewed 3 July 2017

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!

Thank Ripple S
Reviewed 21 June 2017

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

Thank garylow
Reviewed 26 May 2017

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

Thank iamface
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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

3  Thank steveb1508
Reviewed 23 April 2017

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

1  Thank Arouet71
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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

Thank beijingheart
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Paige S
Reviewed 27 February 2017

A great time was had riding camels, climbing and sliding down the sand dunes and visiting the Crescent Moon Pool.

1  Thank FJG_2012
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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.

Thank Ranjitt3363
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