The Gobi is a large desert region in China and southern Mongolia measuring over 1600 kilometers from southwest to northeast and 800 km from north to south, which make it one of the largest deserts in the world and Asia's largest. About 5km from the centre of Dunhuang are the Mingsha Shan sand dunes of the Gobi desert, a set of huge dunes about 200m high, and the Moon Crescent lake.

01 Ripple patterns in sand dune 02 Ripple patterns in sand dune 03 Mingsha Shan sand dunes 04 Ripple patterns in sand dune
05 Panorama view of sand dunes and sun 06 Ripple patterns in sand dune 07 Plants growing on sand dune 08 Ripple patterns in sand dune 09 Ripple patterns in sand dune
10 Ripple patterns in sand dune 11 Mingsha Shan sand dunes 12 Golden sand dunes 13 Ripple patterns in sand dune 14 Sand dune crest
15 Sand dune crest 16 Panorama view of sand dunes 17 Panorama view of sand dunes 18 Sand dune and plant 19 Foot steps in sand dune
20 Shadows on sand dune
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