Badain Jaran Maps, Badain Jaran Desert Maps 2024

Located in the west of inner Mongolia, neighboring Gansu and Ningxia, Badain Jaran Desert is one of the most beautiful deserts in China with many colorful lakes inlaid, and it is home to some of the tallest stationary dunes on earth. Many people come for the amazing sightseeing and photography. In order to help you better figure out its location, transferring means, and travel routes in the desert, we have listed its Badain Jaran Location Map, Badain Jaran Tourist Maps for your reference. If you have any other questions or want a worry-free tour package, don’t hesitate to contact us and enjoy the most memorable desert experience.

China Discovery is professional in offering Badain Jaran Desert Tour packages involving private transfer service. Below are some recommended tours packages:

☛ 3 Days Badain Jaran Desert Real Essence Tour with Jeep Safari Tour
☛ 5 Days Zhangye Danxia Badain Jaran Desert Geography Miracle Tour

Badain Jaran Desert Location Map

Badain Jaran Desert (39°30' - 42°N, 98°30' - 104°E) is located in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China. It mainly belongs to Alxa Right Banner, and the scenic area is about 75km away from Badain Jaran Town, near Zhangye (about 215km) and Jinchang (about 125km), and Alxa Left Banner is in the East. It covers an area of 4,9000 square kilometers, and it is one of the most beautiful deserts in China. Check its detailed location map:

Badain Jaran Desert Transportation Map

Badain Jaran Desert Tourist Map

Badain Jaran Desert is formed due to lack of water, but in the extremely arid Badain Jaran Desert, there are sand dunes and lakes coexisting, which is very mysterious. There are 144 small inland lakes in the lowlands between the high dunes, which are mainly distributed in the southeast of the desert. There are few freshwater lakes, and most of the lakes are salt lakes with different colors. Due to the strong evaporation, the lakes accumulate a lot of salt, and most of the lake water can not be drunk or irrigated. Because of the colorful lakes, singing sand dunes, an ancient temple in the desert, Badain Jaran is praised as the most beautiful desert in China. Check the following tourist maps for a better understanding of Badain Jaran Desert:

How to Plan Your Badain Jaran Desert Tour

How to Get to: Travelers usually travel to Badain Jaran Desert from Zhangye, which takes a 3 hours’ drive only. It takes a longer time if transferring via Lanzhou, Dunhuang, Alxa Left Banner or Ejin Banner.

Best Time to Visit: Late September to Late October when temperature is moderate, more sunny days with little wind and rainfall.

Places to Stay: Mongolian yurt near Badain Jaran Lake or other lakes in the Badain Jaran Desert scenic area and hostels in Badain Jaran Town.

For all travelers, the most popular and classic itinerary is spending 2 days for a Badain Jaran Desert tour, from which you can fully enjoy a wild adventure in its miraculous sights and experience various interesting desert activities. After the long ride, you will firstly accommodate in Badain Jaran Town.

In the next day morning, you will take a local chartered sand buggy organized by the officials to visit the iconic lakes and sand hills. During the stops, you can visit Badain Lake and a giant Genghis Khan Sand Carving nearby, Yinderitu Lake, the biggest saltwater lake in the desert with 108 mysterious springs, Bilutu Peak - “Mount Everest in the Desert”, Badain Jaran Lake (Temple Lake) where an over 250-year-old Tibetan monastery stands and displays the most beautiful reflection of the yellow sands, green plants and white temple. Camping in a special Mongolian yurt helps you enjoy an amazing sunset and sunrise in the desert. On the second day, you will continue the thrilling Jeep safari and explore the Nortu Lake, the largest lake, and Baori Taolegai - the largest singing sand dune in the world. You can try a camel riding, sand sliding and a desert walking to enrich your trip.

✔ 3 Days Badain Jaran Desert Real Esence Tour with Jeep Safari

Usually, tourists travel to the northwestern China often visit Badain Jaran Desert with famous neighboring destinations, like Ejin Banner (Ejina Populus Euphratica Forest), Zhangye (Danxia Landform - colorful “Rainbow Mountains”), Dunhuang (Mogao Caves - Oriental Louvre) and other wonderful places in Qinghai, Gansu, Xinjiang along the Silk Road or in the Inner Mongolia.

✔ 5 Days Danxia Badain Jaran Desert Tour from Zhangye
✔ 7 Days Qinghai Lake Zhangye Danxia Badain Jaran Desert Wonders Tour

Travel with China Discovery

Traveling in the wild area of northwestern China is many travelers' dream. No matter you want to explore the mystery of the silk road or photograph the colorful lakes of Badain Jaran Desert, it never be as easy as traveling in the bigger cities like Beijing and Shanghai. In order to get a worry-free experience and get ride of the hustle and bustle hustle of public transportation and troublesome navigation, traveling with China Discovery is your best choice. As your flight or train arrives, our local guide will meet you at the airport or train station. You will enjoy a high-quality private transfer service, including comfortable car, skilled driver and freedom to stop for sightseeing.

Far more than that, China Discovery is professional to provide high-quality customizable tour. Before your tour, our travel expert will communicate with you one to one and make an itinerary according your own interest, need and budget. Every detail – transfer, hotels, attractions, etc. will be arranged well for you and you just need to focus on sightseeing. Feel free to contact us to start your worry-free private tour now!

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Recommended Badain Jaran Desert Tours

Top 3 Badain Jaran Desert tours chosen by most customers to explore Badain Jaran Desert in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary,or tailor your own trip now with us.

Dadetu Lake - magic red lake in Badain Jaran Desert
5 Days Zhangye Danxia Badain Jaran Desert Geography Miracle Tour

Zhangye - Badain Jaran Town - Badain Jaran Desert

Mysterious Lakes in Badain Jaran Desert (Taken by Our Travel Consultant Wing)
8 Days Qinghai Lake Zhangye Danxia Badain Jaran Desert Wonders Tour

Xining - Zhangye - Badain Jaran Desert

Exciting Jeep Safari in deep land of Badain Jaran Desert
3 Days Badain Jaran Desert Real Essence Tour with Jeep Safari

Badain Jaran Town - Badain Jaran Desert

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