A desert is located in a dry and huge area. The existence of life elements in the desert exists at mystery. Despite having the harsh environment, deserts have a unique beauty that can be found nowhere else in the world. Here is the list of top 10 most beautiful deserts in the world.
Top 10 Beautiful Deserts In The World
10. Antarctic Desert
Antarctica is the Largest Desert and Cold Desert in the World covers Area about 13,829,430 square kilometres, over 98% of the Antarctic is covered in Ice with 1.6 km in thickness. There are many penguins and leopard seals, but apart from that not much lives in these freezing temperatures. The continent has no permanent residents. Those who do live in Antarctica are housed in the research stations that ring the continent.
9. Gobi Desert
The Gobi Desert is a large desert region in Asia. It covers parts of northern and northwestern China, and of southern Mongolia. The climate is acutely continental and dry, winter is severe, spring is dry and cold, and summer is warm. It is the home to numerous animal species, including Bactrian Camels.
8. Sonoran Desert
The Sonoran Desert is a North American desert which covers large parts of the Southwestern United States in Arizona and California and of Northwestern Mexico in Sonora, Baja California, and Baja California Sur. Sonoran Desert is home of the Saguaro Cactus. The Sonoran Desert is known for its beauty and for the amazing cactus and succulents.
7. Mojave Desert
The Mojave contains Death Valley, which sits at an elevation of 282 feet below sea level, making it the lowest point in North America. Joshua trees delineate the boundaries of the region. Las Vegas, Nevada, is the Mojave’s largest city. There are many different National Parks in the Mojave Desert. The Mojave National Preserve, the Joshua Tree National Park, and Death Valley.
6. Negev Desert
Negev is the Southern region of Israel and also desert that covers about 60% of the current state of Israel. Throughout the ages, this region has been settled by nomads, the Byzantine Empire, Romans, and many others. Life in the Negev is said to date back almost 7,000 years. The landscape of the desert is truly unique and beautiful.
5. Thar Desert
Thar Desert is also known as the Great Indian Desert, the Thar desert extends over 77,000 square miles enclosing Eastern Pakistan and parts of Northwestern India. Desert is spread all over the states of the Indian Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, and also in the Gujarat. The remaining of this Thar Desert lies in the Pakistani states of the Sindh. Cities like Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner are all fascinating places, set deep in the isolated desert landscape, where traditional culture thrives.
4. Namib Desert
The Namib is a coastal desert in southern Africa that Covers an area of 31,274 square miles. With its red dunes rolling endlessly into the ocean, the Namib is the oldest desert in the world. It is an area that includes the UNESCO World Heritage Sand Sea, numerous sand dunes, endless kilometres of gravel plains, mountain outcrops, canyons and other areas which have been shaped by a million years of arid conditions and limited rain.
3. Atacama Desert
The Atacama Desert is a plateau in South America, covering a 1,000-kilometre (600 mi) strip of land on the Pacific coast, west of the Andes mountains. The Atacama Desert is the driest desert in the world, composed mostly of salt lakes and sand. It receives almost no rainfall whatsoever. This desert has such a myriad of different topographies and climates from the utter dry of the salt pans to the heavy dawn mists of the geezers.
2. Black Rock Desert
The Black Rock Desert is a semi-arid region of lava beds and playa, or alkali flats, situated in the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area, a silt playa 100 miles (160 km) north of Reno, Nevada. The Black Rock Desert is most famous for being the site of Burning Man, an annual weeklong event that sees the construction of Black Rock City, where Burners reside during the festival before all traces of it are removed till the following year.
1. Sahara Desert
Probably the first one that springs to mind, the Sahara Desert is the world’s hottest. Sahara is the largest hot desert and the third largest desert in the world after Antarctica and the Arctic. Its area of 9,200,000 square kilometres (3,600,000 sq mi). Winds and sporadic rainfall have shaped the Sahara into a landscape of dunes, valleys, flats, and sand seas. Oases infringe on the parched expanse, nourished by water from the desert’s underground aquifers.