Crescent Moon Lake

Crescent Moon Lake
The crescent moon lake is a magnificent lake in Dunhuang city. The crescent moon lake is located north side the Gansu Province in Dunhuang. It lies at the foot of the Mingsha Sand Dune and is named for its shape. It is about 100m long and 25m wide, and has fish and water weeds that are said to be good for the health. It is a lake that lies in the center of the desert. It is really a mini lake surrounded by sand.

In the south bank of crescent moon lake a pavilion stands tall and erect. It has empress palace (niangniangdian), dragon royal palace (longwanggong), Bodhisattva palace (pusadian), god of medicine cave (yaowangdong), scripture hall (jingtang), thunder spirit table (leishentai) and so forth. They are surrounded by Mt. Mingsha. Though the crescent moon lake is located in the desert, and it is often hit by windstorm, which drives up sand to shut out sun-light. it never dries up. Most people consider it a wonder.