Enter the desert

The people who previously lived here were forced from their home as the desert frontier surrounded them. Around the city of Wuwei there are now several places built specifically for desertification refugees. During the past ten years, many villages have been abandoned in the northern part of Minqin as the desert boundaries continue to increase.

Photo 6 of 21 in Minqin

39.05916°N, 103.6117°E
The people who previously lived here were forced from their home as the desert frontier surrounded them. Around the city of Wuwei there are now several places built specifically for desertification refugees. During the past ten years, many villages have been abandoned in the northern part of Minqin as the desert boundaries continue to increase.
Click for previous photo Click for next photo