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Sand dunes are some of the nature’s most amazing creations. We showed you some of the most beautiful here.


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However, there are others that are as high as mountains and as large as small villages, found in deserts bigger than many countries. We’ve gathered the tallest in the world to inspire your wonderment.

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10. The Great Dune of Pyla

What an aerial view! The Great Dune of Pyla, or Pilat as it is also known, is a massive dune – and Europe’s highest – found near Aquitaine in France. It lies at the entrance of the Bay of Arcachon and has a volume of over 196 million cubic feet. That’s a lot of sand!

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