Crescent Moon Pool

Crescent Moon Pool, Dunhuang: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Crescent Moon Pool Reviews: 4/5

Crescent Moon Pool
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C B
Europe70 contributions
Nice but not the most impressive part of the park
Jun 2021
This is a nice pool nestled in the sand dunes. It is important to note that you cannot just go to this pool it is completely contained within the larger park that includes the sand dunes. The admission to the park is around 100 RMB, but once you pay you can either walk about 20 minutes to the pool or buy a ticket on a small shuttle.
Written July 13, 2021
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jtaylor946
Guangzhou, China677 contributions
Nice views from the top of the sand dune
Dec 2020 • Couples
We visited on Christmas Day, so the pool was frozen over. The views from the top of the sand dune were still incredible though, but we didn’t walk around the oasis. It probably looks much better during summer time.
Written December 31, 2020
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Stephen C
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Sand dunes and oasis
Oct 2020 • Couples
To be honest, before my visit I half suspect that this place was man made as how is it possible that a crescent shaped oasis can appear in the middle of the sand dunes in Gangsu.

Seeing is believing, especially when I saw evidence of photographs that were taken in early 1900’s by explorers from the West.

The view from the ground level is OK but if you really want to see the spring and the pavillion that is next to it, you will have to climb up the sand dunes.
Written October 11, 2020
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ToodaLew
California58 contributions
Disappointing
Oct 2019
Not quite sure if it was the time of year or global warming but the lake looked shallow with not the cleanest water . It was not all that spectacular even when climbing up the dunes for a birds-eye view. However, the camel ride was fully worth the trip to come out here to the dunes, otherwise, would not recommend if it was just for Crescent Lake.
Written December 5, 2019
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,030 contributions
An oasis desert spring
Oct 2019 • Business
Similar to the Sahara Desert, this too has an immature oasis-spring, albeit on an outer fringe of the Northwest China’s Taklamakan Desert. It is surrounded by large sand dunes.
Written October 30, 2019
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DorothyCheong
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,267 contributions
Unique
Oct 2019
To find oasis in the midst of a desert is interesting. After our camel ride, we took a walk on the boardwalk till the end to find this much talk-about Crescent Moon Lake surrounded by the fine sand dunes (Mingsha Sand Dunes).
Written October 23, 2019
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Genesis1vs1
8 contributions
Unique view and experience
Sep 2019
We visited Crescent Moon Spring as a group. First up was camel riding in the morning. We thought we were early to be there by 8.30am but others were there earlier. There was quite a crowd of tourists by then and you camels in groups of 4-5 people led by a camel guide. Unfortunately some of the couples in our group were split due to this. Once you have ridden about 10-15 minutes, the guide will ask if you want to have photos taken using your camera. He will take the photos for you at RMB20 per device. There's also professional photographers who will take photos of you on the camel as you go along and you can buy those photos at the end of your ride.

Then it was free time for us to explore the dunes. Lots of people trying to take photos of the oasis. The climb up to the top of the dunes took about 10 minutes as there was also a long queue up. There were ladder-steps to use and it was much easier than trying to climb up in the sand. Beautiful view of the spring from the top...It felt like I was at a beach with gentle wind and sand all around. By then it was about noon and getting quite hot so we left for lunch after spending around 3 hours in total at this place.

Interesting experience overall and one of the highlights of my silk road tour.
Written October 16, 2019
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DianneSkelton
Wellington, New Zealand17 contributions
Sunset at Crescent Moon Lake
Sep 2019
Surrounded by majestic sand dunes with the opportunity for camel rides, dune buggy rides, walking the sand dunes, and microlite flying, this was a great experience, mingling with mostly Chinese tourists out of season this was a great experience.
Written October 13, 2019
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Monika1958
Zhuhai, China215 contributions
Crescent Moon and Mingsha Mountain go together
Sep 2019
Crescent Moon Pool/Lake is within Mingsha Mountain park. I wrote an pretty extensive review there. It is quite confusing that those places are handled as two sites.
Written September 28, 2019
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Rachel Z
New York City, NY74 contributions
Impressive but Crowded
Sep 2019
We stopped by after arriving in Dunhuang and took the electric transport to the moon pool. The boardwalk only extends part of the way to the lake, so be prepared to walk on the sand. The place was full of visitors, to visit the adjoining temple and activities (sand sledding, camel riding and more), but the sand dunes were impressive. Go prepared with a scarf or mask and hat in case its very windy as it was when we were there.
Written September 25, 2019
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