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Crescent Moon Lake | An oasis in the middle of the sand dunes in China

Crescent Moon Lake

When you visit China you should definitely go to the northern border near Mongolia where you can see an amazing natural wonder. There is an oasis in the middle of the desert with a small lake! This is the Crescent Moon Spring (Chinese call it Yueyaquan). Just a few km away is situated the Dunhuang city of the Gansu Province.

Crescent Moon Lake

Crescent Moon Lake

Crescent Moon Lake

Crescent Moon Lake

The lake is really small and has the shape of a crescent. Next to the lake is a traditional wooden chinese building where visitors can relax and enjoy the unique atmosphere. The lake is 50 meters long and 5 meters deep. This tiny green oasis is located in the Gobi desert and the area is really sandy and feels like you are in Africa. There are also towering dunes that make the place look even more amazing. In northern China this is considered a major tourist destination and many people from all over the world visit it every year. The oasis can be reached with 4×4 Jeeps or camels. Visitors can enjoy the desert and if they like they can climb the sand dunes or slide.

Crescent Moon Lake

Crescent Moon Lake

Crescent Moon Lake

Crescent Moon Lake

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