Crescent Lake

Last updated by david at 2013-11-3

The lake 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. The area is often hit by windstorm, which drives up sand to shut out sun-light. Interestingly enough, however, for hundreds of years people have never seen the spring filled up with or covered by sand.

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posted by "mcaa" at 2009-1-14 21:55:00

Crescent Lake is fun, especially with all the alternative ways of getting around (Camels, quad bikes, microlights, electric carts, jeeps etc) and worth allowing time for the more energetic to do some of the activities.

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posted by "christyinguilin" at 2008-8-11 2:15:00

The famous Crescent Moon Lake is near the Mingshashan Mountain. It is a place full of legends since no one can imagine how a lake exists for hundreds and thousands of years in the deadly pure dessert. But the water in the lake is slowly sinking into the ground, and the lake is becoming smaller and smaller.

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