Badain Jaran Desert is the 4th largest desert in the world and the 3rd largest in China, with an area of 47,000 square kilometers, and 35,000 square kilometers laid in Alxa Right banner.
Badain Jaran Desert is between 1100m and 1600m above the sea level, and the relative altitude of the sand mountains range from 200m to 500m. The sand mountains account for 61% of the entire desert area. At the hinterland of the desert, big sand dunes are formed at regular intervals by the wind power, which look like huge ocean waves impressing the tourists strongly.
Badain Jaran Desert has a long history. Potsherds of Stone Age found at the hinterland of Badain Jaran Desert proved that there was once a human race living in this place before 3000 to 5000 years ago. Time changes, however Badain Jaran desert never fails to impress the visitors with its extraordinary landscape. Ancient and mysterious legends come down from generations, cloaking it in magic color and arousing the tourists' infinite fascination
Badain Jaran Desert Photography by Shiyuan Guo