|Gurbantunggut Desert in Xinjiang [Photo/China News Service]
The Gurbantunggut Desert is located in the center of Junggar Basin, to the east of the Manas River and south of the Ulungur River. With an area of 48,800 square meters, the desert is the second largest in China. Its climate is temperate. Its eco-environment is very fragile, and the impact of human activities on the eco-environment, including the building of a trans-desert highway, has been increasingly significant. The sand hills in the desert are 300 to 600 meters above sea level.
Best travel time：Sept-Dec