A Lotus in the Desert

Posted by M ws On Tuesday, October 29, 2013 0 comments
In the Xiangshawan Desert, a remote stretch of dunes in Inner Mongolia, about 350 miles west of Beijing, an architectural lotus recently blossomed: the Desert Lotus Hotel.

The hotel is part of a new resort built amid a vast sea of sand dunes, increasingly popular with Chinese tourists.

The resort hosts Mongolian-themed performances, camel rides, desert surfing, and more. Xiangshawan is also known as the "Resonant Sand Gorge", as the composition of its dunes make them "singing sands", which can produce a roaring or booming sound when disturbed, a natural phenomenon still not fully understood.

Getty Images photographer Feng Li spent a few days at the resort last month, returning with the following images from Xiangshawan.

CLICK HERE to view the 28 fantastic images! MUST NOT BE MISSED!

Thanks to Mr LYK for sharing.

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