Part stunning natural landscape, part desert amusement park, this designated natural scenic zone offers something for everyone. The Crescent Moon Lake oasis is the park's crowning jewel. Surrounded by towering sand dunes, this pool is the reason for Dunhuang's importance as a Silk Road stopping point. It is a spectacular place to watch the sunrise or set.
The rest of the park has been outfitted with sand slides, camel treks, and the like. While fun for families with children, this can also feel kitsch and touristy. However, for those interested in trekking across the dunes, it is easy to by-pass the crowds and get away from it all on one of the many outlines desert trails. Before taking off, make sure to bring plenty of water and clothing to protect your skin from the excruciating sun.
Average time for this activity : 2 hrs