Unusual snowfall in China’s Taklimakan Desert

(ORDO NEWS) — A rare snowfall that has covered the Taklimakan Desert in northwest China‘s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has created stunning, scenic winter scenery that has delighted locals and tourists alike.

Taklimakan, located in the southwest of Xinjiang, is the largest desert in China and the second largest desert in the world.

Due to the recent cold snap, the desert dunes have turned into snow-capped mountains of a “frozen” winter wonderland, snow has covered the branches of rare trees and revived the vast desert.

“I saw the snow-covered desert many years ago, but this time it’s even more impressive and fantastic. Today, I’m very excited and captured the most beautiful scenery on my phone,” said Wen Yongli, a resident of Qiamo County.

At noon, as the air temperature gradually increased, the white snow that covered the desert began to melt, and the sand dunes on the sunny side of the Tarim Populus Euphratica National Forest Park on the northern edge of the Taklamakan Desert gradually showed their natural color.


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