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Peculiar Pyramidal Sand Dunes

Peculiar Pyramidal Sand Dunes Photo: Yang Yichou
Time: Early 1990s
Site: Weidulake, in front of the Kunlun Mountains, Yutian, Xinjiang
Height: 1200 m
Brief Introduction: With groups of wind from different directions converging on the gobi, in front of the Kunlun Mountains, sand filed up on the spot forming the unusual sand dune type, namely, pyramidal sand dune. It is a rare type of accumulative landform in deserts.

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