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Crescent Moon Pool, Dunhuang

Categories: Hot Springs, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
3.8/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
Surrounded by a vast desert, Crescent Moon Pool serves as an oasis that never dries up, despite the area's consistent arid conditions. The concentrated vegetation and water stand in stark contrast to the dry desert landscape, which you can explore by taking a camel ride, an ideal way to emulate the style of the travelers who once frequented the ancient Silk Road. Plan to visit Crescent Moon Pool and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Dunhuang attractions using our Dunhuang itinerary planner.
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  • 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 unti...  read more »
  • 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. 
  • 月牙泉如其名,月牙形状的一个小湖,泉水很清,漫天的黄沙映衬着浅碧蓝的湖水,形成了鲜明的对比,别有一番风味,之前听说水位现代以来一直在下降,以后不知道会不会就此消亡,泉旁建了座古寺,可惜景点人比较多,若是冷清点,倒能于古寺中,望着漫天黄沙与寺边的月牙泉,于日落时分,体会到其中苍凉与雄壮的意味。月牙泉离市区不远,只有几公里,3路公交车可到,与鸣沙山为同一景区,景区里都是沙,建议赤脚或者租鞋套行走。 
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