Badain Jaran Desert

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Badain Jaran Desert—Towers of Sand and Lakes is part of the Tentative list of China in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Badain Jaran Desert is located in the Alashan Plateau in the hyper-arid and temperate desert region of northwestern China and contains concentrated distribution of mega-dunes with a relative height of more than 200 metres, and the inter-dunal lake basins. It is an ideal place for the study of the ongoing evolutionary processes of desert geomorphology in the temperate extreme arid desert region.

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Full Name
Badain Jaran Desert—Towers of Sand and Lakes
Country
China
Added
2019
Nominated for
2021
Type
Natural
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2019 Added to Tentative List

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