Amazing Travel Facts Argentina

 
Not sure if there are beautiful dunes in the country you live in, there is even one in France! But did you know that the highest sand dune in the world is 1234 meters high?
 
Can you imagine going sandboarding on it?
 
Amazing, right?
 
It is indeed in Argentina.
 
A sand dune is, more or less, a giant lump of sand. Like a mountain… but sand. That’s it. A sand tune is literally any huge mound or hill of sand. They are formed from large masses of sand blown by the wind, and are most common in deserts, but also often appear near beaches.
 
When sand is blown by the wind into a sheltered area, behind an obstacle, where it then becomes sheltered from that wind, the sand accumulates and forms a dune. They can make for quite a miraculous sight – and real adventure playground. Think hiking, fat biking or sandboarding.
 
The highest sand dune in the world is named after Federico B. Kirbus, the journalist who discovered it. As well as spanning 1230m from base to peak, it also reaches 2845m above sea level. The dune sits in front of beautiful mountain views.
 
The Federico Kirbus dune is a dune located near the town of Tatón , in the Bolson de Fiambalá , in the department of Tinogasta in the province of Catamarca , in the northwest of the Argentine Republic.

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