Being one of the largest deserts in the Asia, Gobi desert laminates parts of north and north western china along with southern Mongolia. It is actually one of those desert where rains are not found even in years, due to the fact that it is near Himalaya, a restraint area for the rain carrying clouds, making it as a rain shadowed region. It is the largest sand dune in Asia and the 4th largest worldwide.
The history of Gobi desert dates back to the time when the ancient silk road traveled over the southern parts of the Asia Shan desert all across Ka shun Gobi. They went all the way to north and west encircling the Takla Makan desert. In the 13th century Gobi desert wasn’t known to the Western Europe till Marco polo explored it during one of his travel.
Top facts of Gobi desert:
Below are some of the top facts related to Gobi desert:
- The meaning of “Gobi” is ‘water’.
- It is actually a cold desert.
- Mostly Mongol and Han Chinese are situated here in the Gobi desert.
- It is situated on a plateau around 3,000 to 5000 ft above the level of sea.
- It has approximately 5% of sand dunes only.
- Gobi desert includes 5 distinct eco-regions and has actually expended to quite much due to the fact of desertification.
- It is 5,00,000 square miles.
Frankly, visiting Gobi desert in the winters might provide some ugly aftermaths to you guys, as for all the obvious reasons, the desert’s cold whipping winds might whip you right on the face. So visiting there in the winters is definitely a big no unless you want to be eaten by the cold breezes of the Gobi desert.
Hence, going there in between June – September might provide some amazing flexibilities to you guys, especially if you have a liking for hunting the dinosaurs and other animals, since you might find one.
Also, the beauty that it offers is mind boggling, especially if you are an artist or an art lover. Because this Gobi desert has all the materials and ingredients required to make you feel better. You would find this place not only quite unique, but something that can change the way you look at things.