The Sahara el Beyda, well known as the White Desert, is one of the most spectacular deserts in the world. Its chalk rock formations, after millions of years of wind and sand erosion, have bizarre shapes like, for example, the rock named “The chicken and the mushroom”.
The area is a National Park located about 50 km North of the town of Farafra, Egypt.
The desert was also the location of the music video of the song Echoes, the first single released by the British rock band Klaxons, from their second studio album, Surfing the Void.
Unfortunately, due to the armies and Islamist militant presence, the area is not safe, though local agencies organize trips for tourists.