Deserts are in every continent and Asia has few notable ones. Here we will cover details about few famous Asian deserts covering aspects like their geography, history, plants, animals, etymology, culture, people, human life, weather, Flora, Fauna and Water.
Gobi desert one of the largest deserts in the world covering much of the southern Mongolia and part of northern and north western China. It experience extreme weather with temperature ranging from 40 degrees centigrade in summer to -40 degrees centigrade in winter and rainfall as low as 100mm a year. Gobi desert is home to Cashmere goat, Gobi bears and two humped camel. The desert has only few oasis providing water source and vegetation is very scarce with mostly wild bushes. However, locals grow tomatoes, cucumber and peppers in the area adjoining the oasis. Gobi desert is largely uninhabited.
The Thar Desert is situated in western part of India and Eastern part of Pakistan. Thar Desert is the night largest subtropical desert in the world. The origin of Thar Desert has been a debatable subject with some considering it to be 4000 to 10000 years old while other states that it started much earlier. Thar Desert has a diversified habitat and ecosystem and due to this Thar Desert has variety of vegetation, human and animal life. The region has animal’s life like Indian Gazelle, Blackbuck and Red Fox to name a few. Natural Vegetation is dry but farming is done using artificial irrigation and is one of the most densely populated desert. Though it has rivers like Indus and Saraswati, water is scarce and rainfall is also quite less. More...
Taklamakan desert is desert in the north western china and bounded by Kunlun Mountains to the south, Pamir Mountains to the west and mount Imeon to the north. The name Taklamakan is made of two words takla meaning abandoned and makan means place. Taklamakan is a cold desert with temperature going as low as -20 degrees centigrade and extremely dry. Taklamakan is mostly uninhabited with regions around only being occupied by largely Turkic Uyghur people.
Syrian Desert is an arid region in Middle East region covering parts of Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Iraq. The desert has little or no vegetation with hardly any human presence. Animal life is also scarce since there is hardly any source of water with only some oasis presence.
Typical to any desert, the Asian deserts also have low vegetation and are scarcely populated. The Thar Desert is an exception because of rich historical presence and is a thriving business area and is highly populated desert.
|Ad-Dahna Desert||Saudi Arabia|
|Al Khatim Desert||United Arab Emirates|
|An Nafud||Saudi Arabia|
|Syrian Desert||Iraq, Jordan, Syria|