Top 10 Most Beautiful Deserts in the World
10 Sonoran Desert
The Sonoran Desert is a North American desert and ecoregion that spans significant swaths of Arizona and California, as well as Sonora, Baja California, and Baja California Sur in Northwestern Mexico. It is Mexico’s hottest desert. It is 260,000 square kilometres in size. The Sonoran Desert is also noted for its diverse biological life. There are more than 60 mammalian species, 20 amphibian species, 100 reptile species, 20 fish species, 350 bird species, and 2000 plant species that dwell here.
9 Simpson Desert
The Simpson Desert is a huge region of arid, red sand plains and dunes in central Australia’s Northern Territory, South Australia, and Queensland. With a total size of 176,500 km2, it is Australia’s fourth-largest desert. The sand dunes of Simpson desert are known for their vivid hues, which include red, orange, pink, and white, in addition to their size and length. Only 150 mm of rain falls each year in this dry region. The Simpson Desert has an average summer temperature of 39 degrees Celsius.
8 Arabian Desert
In Western Asia, the Arabian Desert is a huge desert region. It extends from Yemen to the Persian Gulf, Oman to Jordan, and Iraq to Jordan. With a total area of 2,330,000 square kilometres, it encompasses the majority of the Arabian Peninsula. It is the world’s fifth biggest desert, and Asia’s largest. The Arabian Desert’s climate is characterised by scorching days and cold nights. Summer temperatures can reach up to 55 degrees Celsius. Rub’al Khali, the world’s biggest expanse of uninterrupted sand, covers the majority of the Arabian desert.
7 Negev Desert
In southern Israel, the Negev is a vast desert area. Be’er Sheva is the capital. The Negev Museum of Art is located in the Old City and features contemporary Israeli and international exhibitions. Abraham’s Well, a cultural centre with interactive displays on Abraham’s tale, is close by. Tel Be’er Sheva is a prehistoric village mound with remains and an observation tower with desert views, located east of the city. Ein Avdat National Park is a national park in the Negev desert that is nestled in a magnificent canyon. The springs have formed an oasis in this National Park. This National Park provides amazing trekking across the Negev desert, in addition to the breathtaking views.
6 Mojave Desert
The Mojave Desert is a xeric desert in the Southwestern United States, located in the rain shadow of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Of the four American deserts, it is the smallest and driest. It is called after the Mojave people, who live in the area. It is located in Southeastern California and covers a total size of 25000 square miles. Some areas of Nevada and Arizona are also covered by this desert. The Mojave Desert is bordered to the north by the Great Basin Desert, which is a cold desert, and to the south by the Sonoran Desert, which is North America’s warmest desert.
5 Atacama Desert
This desert, which covers 40540 square miles in Northern Chile, is the largest in the country. The Atacama Desert is almost devoid of rain. Surprisingly, some sections of this desert have never seen rain. The Atacama Desert receives only 1 millimetre of rain each year on average.
4 Sahara Desert
On the African continent, the Sahara is a desert. It is the world’s biggest hot desert, and the third largest desert overall, with an extent of 9,200,000 square kilometres, second only to the deserts of Antarctica and the northern Arctic. The Sahara’s arid valleys, mountains, salt flats, rock formations, sand dunes, gravel plains, and oasis are stunningly magnificent. Dunes cover about a quarter of the Sahara desert. Dunes may reach a height of 590 feet in certain locations.
3 Gobi Desert
The Gobi Desert, located in northern China and southern Mongolia, is a large desert area. Dunes, mountains, and uncommon wildlife like snow leopards and Bactrian camels make it a popular tourist destination. The Khongoryn Els sand dunes in the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park are believed to sing when the wind blows. Yolyn Am Canyon’s deep ice field is also part of the park. Dinosaur fossils have been discovered at Bayanzag’s red “Flaming Cliffs.”
2 Namib Desert
It spans for 1200 kilometres along the Atlantic coast and is 31200 square miles in size. The Namib Desert is one of the world’s oldest deserts, with an estimated age of 55 million years. The Namib desert is unlike any other location on Earth, with its towering sand dunes, rocky mountains, gravel plains, and unusual animal and plant species. The Namib Desert is home to some of the world’s highest sand dunes. Dune 7 is the highest dune in the Namib desert, standing at 382.8 metres.
The blizzard Because Antarctica receives just 6 inches of yearly precipitation, it is classified as a desert. Antarctica is the world’s biggest desert, with a total size of 5.4 million square miles. It is also the world’s coldest, windiest, and driest location. Regardless of these facts, it is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Surprisingly, the hottest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica is just 14.5°C. The lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth, at – 94.7 degrees Celsius, is also in Antarctica. It is also the world’s windiest location. In certain regions of Antarctica, the wind may reach speeds of 200 miles per hour.