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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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

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.

Thank TOsunnyfirst
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
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This is the classic photo to capture from atop the sand dunes - a seemingly impossible green oasis nested amid the fine sands of the Gobi desert, tall mounds of smooth sand dunes towering all around it. In actual fact, the oasis is very near...More

Thank garylow
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

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