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Crescent Moon Pool

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“sand dunes”(40 reviews)
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5km South of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200, China
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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.

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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
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We ended our camel ride somewhere close to the Crescent Moon spring where we just walked over and explore. There is a man-made pavilion where you can enter and there are also fishes swimming in the water.! (Didn’t really have time to explore the whole...More

Thank yEeVoNy25
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Crescent lake is part of Mingsha mts. It just in 1 site together with Mingsha mts. Very close to Dunhuang city

Thank Jasmine0611
Reviewed 6 November 2016

It is quite surprise to see a lake in the sand dunes. It was quite good view to climb up the dunes to take pictures of the lake. But it was touristy spot, many people, many camels.

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