The White Desert in Egypt is Straight Out of This World

Western White desert, Sahara, Egypt. Photo by znm666/Depositphotos

You’ll probably pay a visit to the Giza pyramid complex during your trip to Egypt, but this country has so much more to offer if you’re willing to wander around the vast Sahara. The White Desert is one of its best-hidden secrets and it’ll make you feel like you landed on another planet.

Located in the midst of the Farafra depression, this unique tourist spot was formed by centuries of erosion and sandstorms. It’s home to many unusual white chalk rock formations, that look strange and awe-inspiring at the same time and can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

These sculptures look stunning in the daylight, but if you ever get a chance to visit the White Desert in person, consider spending a night camping on its grounds.

This is a very popular option with tourists because there’s nothing quite like observing their shapes as the sun starts to set and sink behind them. It’s an experience that you can’t get anywhere else, and it will make you feel like you’ve visited another planet.