Monday, August 4, 2014

Mysterious Badain Jaran Desert

The Badain Jaran desert, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous region, is the fourth largest desert in the world and covers an area of over 49,000 square kilometers. It is home to the largest dunes on earth, the highest of which tower over 450 meters tall and stretch over 5 km in length. In addition to its megadunes, the Badain Jaran also boasts roughly 140 spring fed-lakes that reside in the interspaces of its giant megadunes, creating one of the most captivating desert landscapes in the world. It is not a "Waterless place", from these lakes that the Badain Jaran has derived its name, which means "mysterious lake" in the local Mongolian dialect. [Photo/bbs.fengniao]

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