National Geographic : 1951 Mar
© National Geographic Society 402 Kodachrome by Franc Shor Crescent Lake, a Garden Spot in the Sinkiang Desert, Sparkles at the Base ofGolden Sand Dunes Chinese legend says that long ago a priest of the caves was falsely accused of crime and driven into the desert. Fortwo days hewandered. Near death from thirst, he prayed for water and fell asleep as the sun went down. Awakening, he found this lake ofpure water athis feet.