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Dunhuang crescent moon spring
Gansu Province

Dunhuang crescent moon spring, the crescent moon spring located at the Dunhuang southwest 5 kilometers place, is in a mysterious endless desert lake water marvelous sight. Under Mt. Mingsha, the water seepage forms a lake, in the sand dune surrounds, resembles a curved crecent moon to acquire fame the crescent moon spring. The crescent moon spring, the ancient name sand well, the common name medicine spring, from the Han Dynasty “the Dunhuang eight scenery” one, acquires fame “the month spring dawn penetrating”. Crescent moon spring north and south long nearly 100 meters, thing wide approximately 25 meters, east water seepage west depth shallow, the most deep place the approximately 5 meters, the curving like crecent moon, therefore acquires fame. Bay spring, the ripples linger, blue like jadeite. the spring in the wind-drift sand, the drought does not dry up, the wind sandstorm does not fall, affords a marvellous view. All previous dynasties scholar to this unique mountain spring landform, desert marvelous sight commendation. Because the crescent moon spring “the spring reflects the month, but dustlessness”, “through ancient times the sand does not fill in the spring, the spring is not dried out” becomes the marvelous sight. “the clear and boundless sky luxuriant blue sky, the US this world crescent moon spring, around Mt. yinshan the sand surrounds certainly, a clear duck ripple”. The crescent moon spring has wonderfully four: Shape of eternity the crescent moon, place of pure running water Cheng in Quan, the Shashan wicked boundary will not flood Yu Sha, the ancient deep pool old fish food not to be old as before. Goes to the Mt. Mingsha crescent moon spring to play by the evening, the toward evening is best.

Copyright: Jacky cheng
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Uploaded: 14/01/2014
Updated: 18/06/2014
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Tags: 360 degrees; pictures; china; xinjiang; panoramic; gansu; grottoes; the world's cultural legacy; springs; desert
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Old is Yongzhou Gansu provincial capital Lanzhou. Located in the upper Yellow River, located in the geographical center of China, between latitude 32 ° 31 '~ 42 ° 57', longitude 92 ° 13 '~ 108 ° 46' between. It is the east, Shaanxi, Qinghai, Sichuan controlled South, West Hill Xinjiang, brief Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, is the ancient Silk Road of the key sections of land and gold, and with the Mongolian border, it was like a magnificent gem, set in central China the Loess Plateau, Qinghai and Inner Mongolia plateau, something more than 1,600 kilometers meandering, aspect 453,700 square kilometers, accounting for 4.72% of the total area. Population 26 million (968 million in 1949), Han, Hui, Tibetan, Dongxiang, Yugu, Baoan, Mongolian, Kazak, Tu, Salar, Manchu and other ethnic groups. Among them, the Dongxiang, Yugur, Bonan is a minority of Gansu.