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Crescent Moon Lake

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Crescent Moon Lake is 6 kilometers south of Dunhuang in the Singing Sands Dunes and it is quite literally an oasis in the desert. The picturesque spring’s name is derived from the crescent moon shape the small pool of spring water has taken between two large sand dunes. Although the area is very dry, the pool doesn't dry up as one might expect. For a view of the lake and to enjoy a striking view of the desert landscape, visitors must climb a fairly steep 250 meters or 820 feet up the sand dunes. Camel rides are available and add to the drama of the dunes and the desert.
The Singing Sand Mountains are famous for the sounds the wind makes when blowing over the dunes. Also, the sand is said to be rather noisy when tread upon. The dunes are also famous for their size, some reaching 100 meters or more, relatively stable despite the fact that the dunes beyond the mountains shift frequently. Also, the sands are said to regain form overnight if tread upon the day before. Climbing the dunes is tiring and especially sweaty in the summer. Most people visit the dunes in the evening so as to avoid the hot sun. 

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