Have you ever seen a wide desert? I have seen it although I just saw it in Jogja, Indonesia but it is very amazing place. The desert that I have ever seen is Gumuk Pasir Parang kusumo (Parang kusumo desert). Gumuk Pasir Parang kusumo is a unique phenomenon. There are two phenomena like that in the world, the first desert in Mexico, and the other one in Yogyakarta-Indonesia. The desert is wide and has interesting design. The shape of Gumuk Pasir is influenced by course of wind.
The gumuk pasir is located between Parangtritis beach and Depok beach. After my friends and I have gone to Depok beach, we went to the desert. The desert is near from depok beach. We went there by motorcycle. From the depok main road, we just walked to go to the Gumuk Pasir. We saw a wide desert; there are sand dune and valley dune. In addition, we also can see various plants such as cemara undang trees, Sea pineapple trees, various grasses, and other plans. From the sand dune, we can see a landscape of that area and we can see beaches. It is a very nice place to see the beautiful landscape.
At the desert, we also saw a replica of Kabah. Gumuk Pasir area is used as a place to trying Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca activity. It is because the place is a wide area and the situation is similar to a place in mecca.
Besides that, the desert also is used to a place of a research, photography, pre- wedding photo, and local and international film shooting. I just know that someone in the desert area plants the cemara undang tree. The trees make the desert looks weird and the planting activity threatens existence of the gumuk pasir. I do not the reason of planting the tree. I hope the desert always is guarded whatever the reason of the planting activity.