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Top 5 most beautiful deserts in China

Updated: 2014-06-12
( chinadaily.com.cn )

A desert is a landscape or region that receives almost no precipitation. Deserts are defined as areas with an average annual precipitation of less than 250 millimeters (10 in) per year, or as areas where more water is lost by evapo-transpiration than falls as precipitation.

The following are five beautiful deserts in China:

Top 5 most beautiful deserts in China

Badain Jaran Desert in Inner Mongolia [Photo/ic]

1. Badain Jaran Desert in Inner Mongolia

Covering an area of 49,000 square kilometers, Badain Jaran Desert is the third largest desert in China and the forth largest in the world. It located in Araxan League of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. With an area of 47,000 square kilometers, the desert has the tallest sand hill at over 500 meters, and is also known as the "Qomolangma of Deserts". There are numerous moon and pyramid-shaped sand dunes and many sand hills with an average height of 200 meters. Its odd peaks, sound-sand, lakes and springs are called the "four features" of Badain Jaran Desert.

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