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Ancient desert

This part of the desert is not so much called the black desert because of black sand but for the layer of black dust and rock that blanket the region.Away from the road there are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
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North Vancouver, Canada
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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This part of the desert is not so much called the black desert because of black sand but for the layer of black dust and rock that blanket the region.Away from the road there are volcanic hills that erupted 20,000+ years ago, created mountains out of the black volcanic dolerite. It take 4+ hours to drive out here from Cairo... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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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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58 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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Bucharest, Romania
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54 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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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