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Visit the Crescent Lake 2,000-year-old Oasis

Yueyaquan is a crescent-shaped lake in an oasis, Only 6 Kilometers south of the city of Dunhuang in Gansu Province, China. 

This a natural wonder of the Gobi Desert goes with many different names such as The Crescent Lake, Crescent Spring, Crescent Moon Spring, or Yuya Spring. Just like as its name suggests, the lake resembles the crescent moon and, with its crystal clear water, resembles a turquoise or pearl decorated in the vast desert. 

 You can enter the area either by using the shuttle buses, located one left side the entrance or simply by walking along the main path to the lake, if you feel adventurous then you can also ride the camels or slide down the slope of the dune before walking to the lake. Once you get there, you'll witness the shifting scenery of the lake from early sunrise to sunset, such as the soft glow of dawn. Close to sunset, the lake reflects the rosy clouds and golden dunes of the surrounding, and in the evening, blue neon light encircles the lake resembling the moon on the ground. The scenic area stays open till late in the evening, allowing visitors to enjoy themselves under the starry night. .Tickets to these areas are valid for three days. Hence, you'll have plenty of opportunities to shoot at different times of the day.


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