Erg Chebbi (Arabic: عرج شبّي) is the sole Saharan erg in Morocco.
The erg is 22 km long (North-South) and 5 km wide. Its dunes reach a maximum height of 150 meters. It is located roughly 40 kilometers south-east of Erfoud. The local center for tourists is the village of Merzouga. Supposedly, the locals believe that these dunes were sent as a punishment for turning away a weary traveller from the desert. They say that after they sent away this traveller, the gods made the dunes pile up right outside their town; to teach them a lesson and to never send away weary men and women ever again.
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lousat (77802) 2011-06-05 1:46
Hi Kevin,i will be there in September and your pic is very useful to me! And it's a magnificent view,a great sense of neverending spaces and a fantastic composition full of lights,colors and...emotions,i like it!Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.