Taklimakan Desert (Tǎkèlāmǎgān Shāmò 塔克拉玛干沙漠)

Bent NIELSEN

Covering 338,000 square kilometers of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the Taklimakan Desert is the world’s second-largest sand desert. It is part of the larger Tarim Basin, one of the largest places on earth where rivers flow into the ground or dry up rather than flowing on to the sea. It is also one of the most distant places from the ocean on earth. Since the 1980s it has been exploited….

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