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Crescent Moon Pool

5km South of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200, China
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  • Average16%
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“sand dunes” (36 reviews)
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5km South of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200, China
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"crescent moon"
in 26 reviews
"sand dunes"
in 36 reviews
"camel ride"
in 20 reviews
"theme park"
in 5 reviews
"silk road"
in 12 reviews
"desert oasis"
in 3 reviews
"gobi desert"
in 7 reviews
"natural spring"
in 2 reviews
"pagoda area"
in 2 reviews
"worst part"
in 2 reviews
"green oasis"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful desert"
in 2 reviews
"closed off"
in 2 reviews
"buddhist temple"
in 3 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 3 reviews
"crescent shape"
in 2 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 2 reviews
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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

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.

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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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Reviewed 3 December 2017

This attraction is right next to Mingsha Shan (Echoing Sand Mountain). My excellent tour guide from Dunhuang Tavel Guide service@dunhuangtravel.com convinced the Camel guide to take us as close to the entrance to Crescent Moon as possible after our camel ride on Mingsha Shan. So...More

Thank Catlady88
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

What prompted me to fly from Singapore to the North West of China to visit this Gobi Desert in Gansu province is the curiosity to see for myself the physical beauty of a desert. I took the long way overland traveling by train from Xian...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Very interesting to see but certainly doesnt take more than half hour of your time. Sadly the best photos would probably be from the dune that is roped off and you cant go. You can still get some photos from the other dune but not...More

Thank TheTravelPirate
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

I can just imagine what it was like when it was isolated and still in its original condition. It has been rebuilt as with a lot of sites in China due to the cultural revolution. It's beautiful and has a peaceful feel to it. It...More

Thank wt1986
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is the first time I walked on the sand , rid camel on desert. The Moon pool is amazing. It's a pity that I only had half day in the park. It's better to stay several hours in the morning and return around evening...More

Thank xingwanlilu
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

This is just on the edge of Dunhuang and has been turned into a theme park with camel rides, sand dune slides, special coverings for your shoes to keep the sand out for a fee (you never walk on the sand because of the board...More

Thank Archaeobuff
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