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The White Desert, also known as the Farafra Desert, is a stunning natural wonder located in the Western Desert of Egypt, approximately 45 kilometers (28 miles) north of the town of Farafra. It is one of Egypt's most unique and mesmerizing landscapes, renowned for its surreal and otherworldly beauty, featuring vast expanses of white chalk rock formations, sculpted by the erosive forces of wind and sand over millions of years.

The White Desert gets its name from the shimmering white limestone formations that dominate the landscape, creating a breathtaking and dreamlike environment that is reminiscent of a lunar or Martian landscape. The chalk formations come in various shapes and sizes, ranging from towering pinnacles and mushroom-shaped rocks to whimsical and abstract sculptures that have been carved by nature into intricate and fascinating forms.