Movies

Spring in the desert


Tourists riding camels to see the Crescent Moon Spring at the base of Mingsha Mountain in Dunhuang, north-western China, early on Monday morning.

The desert oasis, which resembles a crescent moon from afar, is located in an aeolian sand environment in the ancient city in Gansu province that is famous for its “singing sand dunes”. When the wind blows, the dunes give out a singing or drumming sound.

The best period to visit the scenic spot is from May to October, and the best times of the day are at sunrise, sunset and night-time when the lighting conditions make for stunning views.

Visitors can opt for activities such as camping, motorcycle riding or sand sliding, amid the striking desert landforms.

Dunhuang, a tourist draw with its history as a Silk Road outpost, is home to several other major tourist attractions, including the Mogao Caves, a Unesco World Heritage Site with ancient Buddhist carvings.

Send us your picture

Do you have a Big Picture to share with us? The image should be a recent one, with minimal digital enhancement. Send it to stimage@sph.com.sg with the title BIGPIC followed by a description of your photo. Images should be in jpg format and no more than 2MB in size.



READ SOURCE

See also  Today in Pictures, Nov 11, 2020