Stunning scenery of echoing sand dunes with crescent lake
The Mingsha Mountain in Dunhuang City, northwest China's Gansu Province, is one of the dunes that can sing, although under certain conditions. It has a history of over 3,000 years. In the summertime, the scorching heat can let the mountain give out a singing sound. The blowing wind and human activities will also make it echo, sometimes like a thunder.
Deep in the desert rests the Yueya Spring or the Crescent Lake. Measuring 150 meters long and 50 meters wide, the lake gets its name from its crescent-like shape. The lake earlier received water from the Dang River, but the supply was halted in the 1990s due to reservoir projects nearby. Now, the lake, with its water being supplemented in an artificial way, is a popular tourist attraction.