Crescent Moon Spring

Entrance Fee Crescent Lake & Echoing-Sand Mountain:
May to October: CNY 110
November to April: CNY 55

Half price for children between 1.2 – 1.4 meters (3.9 and 4.6 feet);
Free for children below 1.2m.

 Ticket holders have multiple entries to the Crescent Lake and Echoing-Sand Mountain for three days. Interested visitors for the multiple visits must have their fingerprints and tickets recorded at the ticket barrier before they finish their first visit and leave.
Note: The above rule does not apply to visitors enjoying free entry.
Opening Hours 05:00 to 20:30
 Please note that the opening hours may be adjusted according to the number of tourists.
Best Time to Visit Summer evening (from June to August)
Camel Ride CNY 100 for a round-way trip
Shooting Arrows CNY 1 per arrow
Grass Skiing CNY 25 per person
Sand Sliding CNY 15 per person
Shoe Cover Rent CNY 15 per pair
Sightseeing Bus CNY 10 for a one-way trip; CNY 20 for a round-way trip

Referred to with great admiration as the ‘First Spring in the Desert’, Crescent Spring is located at the base of Mingsha Mountain, which is both representative of and named after the Singing Sand Dunes that encompass it. When viewed from a distance, Crescent Spring bears a striking resemblance to the shape of a crescent moon, thus earning its name.

According to a popular legend, the Crescent Spring is known as the ‘Medicinal Spring’ because it is believed to be the home of the Seven Star Grasses, which possess unique healing properties capable of curing complex and challenging diseases, granting those who consume them eternal life.

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