Taklamakan desert untamed expanse of sand

Taklamakan desert Bayingolin Xinjiang
It's in Xinjiang that extends to one of the largest deserts in the world. Expanses of sand dunes, clay and pebbles plains form a unique landscape in which ancient cities are buried. Once difficult to cross, it now allows for a unique experience in car or even on camel.

Chanllenging Crossing

It calls for bravery to cross the desert with Uighurs. Some claimed that if you enter it, you might not leave. And a few lucky explorers had confirmed this was one of the most difficult crossings of their lives. But it took place in the late nineteenth century. Today, with new means of transport, the desert is much more accessible. It is possible to enjoy its beautiful sand dunes without suffering too. You still have much to hang as it is one of the largest deserts in the world! This is definitely an amazing trip for brave explorers.

Beautiful Scenery

Here, in addition to the extraordinary golden colors marrying beautifully with the blue sky, there are also clay plains and desert stones make it a more amazing landscape. The dunes have an average height of 100 meters but some can reach 300 meters! This is a setting that provides to travelers daring crossing. In the midst of this desert expanse of 1,000 kilometers from east to west and 500 kilometers from north to south lurk lost cities. Buried by the sand, these ancient lost cities are gradually rediscovered and updates. These relics of the past appear occasionally in the middle of the sandy ocean.

  • Best time to visit

    Jun. Sep. Oct. 
  • Altitude

    1 200M Altitude Taklamakan desert
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