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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- Copyright: Kevin KL (kk_wpg) (359)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-02-19
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/60 seconds
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- Theme(s): Erg Chebbi [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-07-20 4:06