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Crescent Moon Pool, Dunhuang

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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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  • August 5, 2017
    Crescent Moon Spring next to 鳴 sand desert, is 終 years does not dry up, she is as its name, is a crescent-shaped symptoms a little Lake, spring water is clear, yellow Sha Ying unlined garment Lake, formed Yes than bird's out, you don't have a 韻. Springs near the ancient Building, tea break, including one location view still sound 廟, few games people, Ningbo felt something, 廟 Asian Dust stub Crescent in the sky can see does exist, a hen.
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  • July 31, 2017
    This is the place on the edge of the Gobi desert. The desert itself-Rocky, all the sand safely in this angle. Usually it is very hot and dry. But such memories share can't in two days that we were here was raining, apparently for the first time in ten years.
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  • July 19, 2017
    Hearts of Crescent Moon Spring and finally went, an oasis in the desert on the edge of a pool of spring water, green trees into a forest. The Mingsha Mountain sand dunes just walking feels a bit unreal. A great contrast is interesting.
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Where to stay in Dunhuang

An oasis in the desert, Dunhuang has a history of providing a place to stay for its weary travelers. Take a look across the city center for some fairly grand hotels, a few more ordinary ones, a couple of stylish boutiques, and a number of hostels and guesthouses, providing budget-friendly simplicity. Riverside locations have particularly attractive views, while accommodations towards the city's outskirts give the feeling of being right out there in the desert, with sandbanks on all sides.
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