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    Gumuk Pasir, The Desert Along Tropic Country, Bantul





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    Gumuk Pasir is in the area of ​​Bantul, Yogyakarta or is along the Opak River to Parangtritis, Depok, Bantul, Yogyakarta Province.

    This phenomenon is uncommon, since Indonesia is a tropical country. No wonder that there are many geologists and geographers who come to Gumuk Pasir to study this unique phenomenon. Surprisingly, Gumuk Pasir is also recommended by UNESCO into the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Gumuk Pasir is formed by the movement of the wind that brings the sand from Mount Merapi as volcanic material. The sand flew into the sea and fused together with water so that the sand grains become finer. The process to form a hilly Gumuk Pasir like this were not fast though, it happened thousands of years, and become the unique phenomenon that we can see as it is now. Interestingly, the temperature of the air in Gumuk Pasir is just like the temperature in Sahara Desert of Africa; the heat is occur during the day and very cold at night. Gumuk Pasir has a length of about 15 kilometers. It is located close to the beach of Parangtritis and Opak River downstream.
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