The White Desert, about 500 km southwest of the Egyptian capital Cairo, features limestone and chalk forms strangely shaped by the wind and sand, a terrain that gains in intensity when illuminated by the moon. Slightly to the north lies the Black Desert, given its name by the volcanic rock dolerite, similar to basalt.

When night falls, the sky is so clear that the Milky Way sprinkles it’s light across the horizon, illuminating the sand below. The glaringly white rock formations are still visible in the dark of night, moulding into almost iridescent sculptures that litter the desert landscape.

This amazing landscape is one of the great wonders of the world and is a must-see for any travel enthusiast.

 

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