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Address: 5km South of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200, China
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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111 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 due to excessive usage by the town and its great influx of tourists. The back... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great time was had riding camels, climbing and sliding down the sand dunes and visiting the Crescent Moon Pool.

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Thank FJG_2012
Shanghai, China
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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.

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Thank Ranjitt3363
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 area since we went for other activities) Basically, an aerial view of the crescent moon... More 

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Thank yEeVoNy25
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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

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Urumqi, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 a pagoda, sand dune and blue skies made excellent photo shots! I must say the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 are available if too hot !!! The site is located only about 3km from Dunhuang.... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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112 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 tobaggan. There are plenty of extra activities you can do at a price and the... More 

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Lautrec, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 notice up to 1,000 camels which will transport you on a 45 minute stroll across... More 

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