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5km South of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200, China
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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

1  Thank Jeff C
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

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
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We started admiring that place some years ago in the pictures of Google Images; this year we finally were able to go there. In spite of the fact that the place is not as peaceful as you could imagine, that spot really worths a trip...More

Thank Paolo P
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

When you reach the top and look back towards Dunhuang, you realise it's worth it. The silly orange boots, the queues, the crowds, the sand up your nostrils! The sand dunes are incredible, they look like they could advance and bury the puny little city...More

1  Thank Little_Beret
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.

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