You won’t meet tourist crowds in Yakutia. Too bad for them. Apart from the glaciers and permafrost available for comfortable observation just 10 km from the capital of Yakutsk, or the famous Oymyakon, the world’s coldest inhabited place, the Republic of Sakha has other exceptional landmarks. One of them are the tulukans, the naturally formed dunes in the Lena River basin that can also be called a taiga desert. The largest tulukan of Saamys-Kumata is located below the confluence of the Lena and the Diring-Yuryakh brook. Unlike a real desert, it has lakes, bushes and pines.