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Old Jun 9, 2014, 3:15 PM   #1
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Default A picture of Crescent Moon Lake

The Crescent Moon Lake is located in the Singing Hill Sand Dunes on the edge of the Gobi Desert near Dunhuang Grottos. Both the sites are a must to visit if you are going on a trip to the Ancient Silk Road of China. What you see here today is not the original structures around the lake. The original 100 building or so were destroyed and burned down during the Cultural Revolution by the Red Guards.(1966-1968). It took a long time for the government to rebuilt it and finally finished in 1998. It is now a government designated tourist attraction.

The lake, however, has greatly shrunken in size and may dry up in 10-15 years. I am glad that I went there when the lake still have some nice blue color water. I can remember this beautiful scenery in my mind and take it to my grave one day.
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