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Temperatures drops to -25C in China, all deserts become frozen with layers of thick snow
December 12 2018, 11:17 AM
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Tourists exploring the Badain Jaran Desert in north-west China this week are in for a treat.

Incredible pictures show massive sand dunes blanketed with a white layer of snow after temperatures in Zhangye, Gansu province dropped to -25C over the weekend.

Badain Jaran Desert in north-west China

Incredible pictures show massive sand dunes blanketed with a white layer of snow after temperatures in Zhangye, Gansu province dropped to -25C over the weekend.

Covering a total area of 47,000 square kilometres (19,000 square miles), the dessert spans the provinces of Gansu, Ningxia and Inner Mongolia and is the third largest desert in China.

Tourists view the scenery of Badain Jaran Desert after snowfall in Zhangye, north-west China’s Gansu Province on Sunday

Tourists view the scenery of Badain Jaran Desert after snowfall in Zhangye, north-west China’s Gansu Province on Sunday

The Badain Jaran Desert is home to the largest dunes on earth, with the famous Bilutu Peak towering more than 500 meters (1,600 feet) from the base, making it the tallest dune in Asia.

Sand dunes covered with a white layer of snow after temperatures in Zhangye, Gansu province dropped to -25C

Despite its dry conditions during the summer, the desert – which means ‘mysterious lakes’ in Mongolian – is well known for its 140 lakes nestled between the dunes in the southern region in the desert.

Some of the lakes even change colour due to the presence of large populations of algae, brine shrimp and minerals.

Despite its dry conditions during the summer, the desert – which means ‘mysterious lakes’ in Mongolian – is well known for its 140 lakes nestled between the dunes in the southern region in the desert.

Vegetation grow around the lakes, which support camels, goats and horses herded by nomads that travel through the desert.

Before: Despite its dry conditions during the summer, the desert is well known for its 140 lakes nestled between the dunes.

Source: Dailymail

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