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Address: 5km South of Dunhuang, Dunhuang 736200, China
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Crescent lake, the oasis

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 November 2016
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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 6 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 6 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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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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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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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This place has seen a lot of Dunhuang's histolry, especially the past 100+ years. It's a combination of amazing nature and history of this wonderful city on the silk road.

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Chisinau, Chisinau, Moldova
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the place. This oasis surrounded by the desert made me feel like a character of an arabic story or movie. It was really strange to find such a place in China or at least such I felt. It's not much to see, but the sightseeing is incredible. A hint: climb the sand hills up to the peak (it's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

As many places in China, it is over flowing with tourists, but it was well worth the visit. Hiking up the sand dunes was a trek, but we were rewarded with beautiful views. Take a camel instead of the tourist car, or walk. I took a toboggan down the sand dune, along with a bunch of kids! It was fun!

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