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“Must be done!!!”
Review of Crescent Moon Pool

Crescent Moon Pool
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US$389.00*
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3-Day Private Silk Road Tour of Dunhuang: Mogao...
Ranked #3 of 39 things to do in Dunhuang
Certificate of Excellence
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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 worth it, it sounds dumb but it is really really worth it.... then we took some photos of the crescent moon and left the park and did the Caves and came back at 7pm and climbed to the top of the sand dunes and watched sunset. They light up the template and crescent pool and it is lovely to see from above and much cooler to do that at night. When you leave the park during the day you can registered your face in the face scanner and that allows you to get back in before 7.30pm for free

Thank Donna V
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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 from Europe!!
Our suggestion is to stay there walking and seeing how the colours change while the sun is progressing along the hours, and enjoy that wonder

Thank Paolo P
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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 of Dunhuang.

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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.

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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
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