This is the third time in 40 years that white snow full covered many of area in desert Sahara. There is some places where is thick 40 cm that makes staggering and surprised.
The temperature in Badain Jaran desert which spreads throughout the provinces of Gansu, Ningxia and Inner Mongolia of China was down below -10 degrees Celsius. In particular, in the town of Zhangye, Gansu province was down to -25 degrees Celsius. This matter has made snow fall elsewhere.
Notably the snow and desert sand are mixing on each other, which created lots of layers, making the scenery as beautiful as a fiction movie. An area of about 47 thousand km2, Badain Jaran desert is the third largest desert in China. It is also the place where has the largest dunes sand in the world with famous Bilutu peak as high as 500 m.
Despite a drought in the summer, but Badain Jaran is also naturally favor for many hidden lakes side of the dunes sands, mainly located in the southern of desert. Because of this characteristic, it has the name Badain Jaran – which is in Mongolian means “the mystery Lake”.
These lakes also change color according to different time periods. It is due to algae, crustaceans and minerals decisions. Grass grows very scattered around the lake. This point not only adorns for the wild beauty but also is a source of food to feed the camels, goats, horses of the nomadic tribes.
However, the phenomenon of widespread snowfall as this time is really a terrible trouble. It was not really easy for people to see anything and go to work as well as do daily activities. But anyway, although it is a trouble, we can not deny that the widespread snowfall as this time is rare to happen. It creates a wonderful backdrop to the virtual traveler created unique photos, rare and hard to find!