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Crescent Moon Pool

5km South of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200, China
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5km South of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200, China
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"crescent moon"
in 28 reviews
"sand dunes"
in 37 reviews
"camel ride"
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"desert oasis"
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"theme park"
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"silk road"
in 12 reviews
"beautiful lake"
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"pagoda area"
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"worst part"
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"green oasis"
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"gobi desert"
in 7 reviews
"closed off"
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"don t forget"
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"crescent shape"
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"eye view"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Also known as Cresent Moon Spring so named because it is shaped like the crescent moon. Quite beautiful to look at. A reprieve from the sweltering heat of the desert. A nice place to sit in the shade and enjoy the view of colorful ant-like...More

Thank Soosee Q
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an oasis in the vast expanse of sand dunes that has existed for hundreds of years. It is amazing that its streams have never dried up or the lake buried under the sand dunes. Just like its name indicates, the Crescent Lake is...More

Thank 1john316
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The area is an old oasis on the Silk route surrounded by shifting sand dunes. The sand is exceptionally soft but also hot underfoot so best to wear something on your feet. You can climb up with ladders on the sand or ascend by beach...More

Thank Clarky57
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

This oasis pool has existed for over a 100 years, and its just off of Mingsha Shan. Its a very manicured place, where the buildings are nicely preserved, and you can get a good view of the Pool from the 2nd floor of the pagoda....More

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

A nice view of a temple and a crescent moon pool surrounded by desert - the ultimate juxtaposition. It is a bit hard to have a nice view from down below with all of the people on the sand beside it picnicking, but if you...More

Thank bjnomads
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

This one of those Chinese tourists attractions that at first blush appeared to be more of just a tour group destination and time occupier than a necessary historical or cultural site to visit, but after our time there I had a better appreciation of the...More

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

As strikingly iconic as this attraction is, the key thing you need to remember is that it is a part of a sand dune amusement park. Notice how every picture is from the same angle, temple on the left? This is because behind the photographer...More

2  Thank Lonelylaowai
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place. Must visit if you're nearby. I went on a camel ride, which was something I was looking forward to (men beware, maybe sit on a sweater or something because it's a ball breaker). Slide down the dunes on a toboggan - that was...More

Thank Rich8783
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

The pool and temple area is just a small part of the Mingsha Shan area. It's good to go but it's not a must. My best shots were taken from the ridge of Mingsha Shan.

Thank moumou199
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

All part of the Sand Mountain complex and heaving with tourists. Still not to be missed, if nothing else to be able to imagine what it must have been like during the Silk Road era. Some interesting buildings beside the wonderful blue of the lake....More

Thank Queenscout
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