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The Sea of Death

The Sea of Death Photo: Yang Yichou
Time: Late 1980s
Site: Hinterland of the Taklimakan Desert, Xinjiang
Height: 1200 m
Brief Introduction: Taklimakan Desert, located in the Talimu Basin, Xinjiang, is the second largest desert in the world, and is called as “the Sea of Death”. In hinterland of the desert are continuous assembled drifting sand dunes, plenty of oil and gas resources are holding in store under the desert.

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