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Erg Chebbi (12 photos)
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Erg Chebbi is the sole Saharan erg in Morocco. The erg is 22 km long and 5 km wide -its dunes reach a height of 150m.

Located roughly 40km s.e. of Erfoud, the local center for tourists is the village of Merzouga.

Supposedly, the locals believe the dunes are a punishment for turning away a weary traveller.

They say that after they sent away the traveller, the gods piled the sand outside the town to teach them a lesson to never send away weary men and women ever again.