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Crescent Moon Pool

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5km South of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like in many occasions, the pictures are nicer than the real thing. But, the overall place, the surrounding dunes worth the visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mogolan
Reviewed October 29, 2018

As Yueyaquan is crescent in shape and so was named as Crescent Lake, just looks like a crescent moon. Beautiful view from the top of the pavilion.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sy3717
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Little lake surrounded my mountains of sand dunes that can be up to 300 meters high. The area is super nice and there are lots of activities to enjoy as camel ride, sand sliding etc.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank iristaletta
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

The drawcard was the cresent lake but most we go never get there. The masses will have been distracted by camel rides, sand surfing, helicopter rides, ultralight flights......which makes it better for the enthusiast would wander to the lake. It is remarkable the sand has...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

Its only a short walk to this small lake once you are at these sand hills in this Oasis area. many people visit here.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PB852014
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

We went there at sunrise, around 6.30 a.m. and it was already full of turists. The dunes and the secenary is nice, but it has been ruined as they transformed it in a tourist playground, with helicopters, camel riding, guided tours with the megaphone, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ipuccis
Reviewed July 31, 2018

We caught a taxi from Dunhuang town, which was approximately a 15min ride (very cheap). The pool is really close to the sand dunes and was a bit of a curiosity for me. In an attempt to preserve it, the waters at the pool have...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ID9976
Reviewed July 20, 2018

After walking through the dunes after sunrise, we decided to look at the Crescent Moon Spring. Personally, I think the picture is better than the real thing. Lots of visitors taking photos.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank T S
Reviewed July 5, 2018

Crescent Moon lake is one of themes beautiful wonders of the nature. It is worry that lake is reducing hi hope authorities can do some this about it.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank PARIVRAAJK
Reviewed June 26, 2018

It is a small lake in the middle of sand dune very close to the town. Amazing that the water has never dried up. It was more beautiful in picture than actually looking at it. Nevertheless, it is not something natural that you will see...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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