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Black Desert

Egypt
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Ranked #216 of 470 Attractions in Egypt
Type: Deserts, Outdoors
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The place is full of eon-old dead volcanoes. This part of the desert is filled with black rocks, hence the name. The black rocks are the result of eruptions of all those volcanoes. The landscape is quite alien, with sands and black rocks and an aura of death all around. A good place to get yourself some unique photos.

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Kluang, Malaysia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
43 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This desert safari was the first one for me. You will find Black Desert first before going into White Desert on the way from Bahariyya to Farafra. You could easily climb English Mountain, the highest point in the Black Desert with English army outpost ruin on top of it. By using 4x4 wheel drive, you could experience ascending and descending... More

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Bucarest
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43 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Basaltic columnar sheet is about 30 million years old. If possible, try to go on top of the hills and admire the sunset, Jebel Marsus (28°15'55.53"N 28°45'8.24"E) is the best location. A good idea is to spend there one evening and also catch a sunrise and as much as you can on your camera. I think this area is one... More

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