From the bizarre "Lagoon Desert" of Brazil, to the mystical Nazca lines, these are 11 STRANGEST Desert Locations in The World !
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LOCATION - ARAL SEA
LOCATION - BRAZIL
9.Mapimí Silent Zone
LOCATION - MEXICO
LOCATION - EGYPT
LOCATION - ANTARCTICA
5.Davis-Monthan Air Force Boneyard
LOCATION - ARIZONA
Have you ever wondered what the U.S. Government does with all their decommissioned planes? Some of them end up in the middle of the Arizonian Desert.
This is one of the biggest boneyards of its kind, and you have to take an aerial look to really appreciate the grandiosity of it all. The Air Force base
The area was chosen because of its hospitable climate, and the planes are not completely scrapped. Some will never fly again, but some will once again take to the skies as recycled parts in newer, cooler planes :D
4.Salar de Uyuni
LOCATION - BOLIVIA
Salar de Uyuni is part of the Bolivian high deserts, and its the LARGEST salt flat in the world !
None of these images are photoshopped, this is EXACTLY how big this place actually is ! 4086 sq.mi (10,582 sq.km)
Whenever the flats get a little rain, the place turns into a giant mirror since the water does not seep through the salt easily, it makes for some extra ordinary out of this world photo ops !
There is also minimal light pollution in the area, which opens up the night sky like none other. All in all, Salar de Uyuni is one of the most breathtaking places in South America, you just gotta get there first !
3.Barringer Meteor Crater
If you have ever driven through Flagstaff Arizona, you might have noticed the roadside billboards “For the Best Crater in the World”, you just have to drive 10 miles off the freeway, and then WOAHHHHHHHHH
It really is one of the best in the world, and it is so well defined because it's relatively new. It was created about 50,000 years ago !
NASA actually used the location to prepare astronauts for the Apollo Missions to the moon, unfortunately, the area is not public property, there is a charge to get in, but I think it's worth it !
2.Mano Del Desierto
LOCATION - CHILE and URUGUAY
The hand of the desert in the Atacama Desert of Chile is one of the most unsettling locations there, especially if you had no idea you could stumble across a GIANT hand sticking out of the desert floor.
The hand was constructed by a Chilean sculptor who did *this* piece on the beaches of Uruguay. He wanted to show emotions like sorrow, loneliness and torture by using the human figure. I think he nailed it…
For some reason people like to graffiti the desolate sculpture, which many visitors think is just plain rude !
Salton Sea, The Desert Breath, the lonely tree
Before we jump into #1, here are some honorable mentions, thanks for all the wonderful comments on the recent videos ! Watch out, you might be featured next ! We have the Salton Sea, a giant failure of the agricultural system in California. The “Salton Sea” was once a promising tourist destination, nowadays it's filled with salinated water, dead fish, and surrounded with abandoned buildings, we also have the Desert Breath, a magnificent sculpture located in Egypt, this one is eroding away naturally, not much can be done, its just the way of the desert. And finally, I give you, the Lonely Tree in Tenere ! It was once considered the most isolated tree on EARTH, it had survived the impossible, only to be knocked down by a drunk driver…
1.The Nazca Lines
LOCATION - PERU
The Nazca Desert is the home of the Nazca People, who designed and built the famous Nazca Lines ! Hmm, Nazca Nazca Nazca, say that three times fast.
There are hundreds of geoglyphs in the area, some are simple geometric lines, and some are intricate zoomorphic designs of local animals.
It is always said that the Nazca Lines can only be seen from the air, which begs the question, why were they built in the first place? As it turns out, that is just a common myth, there are plenty of hills surrounding the location, making the sculptures visible from the ground. This should not remove any of the grandiosity and misticity of the site, no one has still conclusively figured out WHY these geoglyphs exist. What do you think? Landing instructions for ancient aliens or just a bunch of bored people in the high deserts of Peru?