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5km South of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200, China
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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.

Thank yanbin20022002
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Crescent Moon Lake (月牙泉) is located inside Echo Sand Dune (鸣沙山). It's a package no extra entrance fee. If you have time to explore the sand dune, just take your times and you will somehow reach Crescent Moon Lake. The view of the lake against...More

Thank Eve420
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The Crescent Moon Pool is a beautiful little desert oasis with a small Buddhist Temple / Pagoda surrounded by large and magnificent sand dunes. A small amount of flat walking is required (assuming you don't want to climb the massive dunes), although Golf type buggies...More

Thank MartinBaxter58
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I have always wanted to visit the Crescent Lake oasis ever since I received a random postcard in the mail. Though it was crowded with tourists sporting their bright orange shoe protectors, I enjoyed my hike up the dune and slide down on a makeshift...More

Thank Stacia R
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is a very picturesque spot although much smaller than you might imagine. From a very large car park you approach and get your tickets. once through the barrier you pass by some small vendors until you turn and see the sand dunes. You also...More

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