Zabaikalsky Krai is proud of its Chara Sands. The desert is stunning, especially because of the fact that it is located in the middle of a wasteland totally frozen all year round. There are mountains covered in snow around. The desert is not spacious (5x10 sq kilometres). However, the dune themselves are huge. More than that, they keep shifting. It’s even hard to tell how they appear! You can reach the site from BAM or you can try the Baikal-Amur Mainline too.