The Taklimakan Rally


You’ve heard of the Baja 1000 and Dakar, but have you ever heard of Taklimakan?

The Taklimakan Rally is held annually in Xinjiang province of China and is the largest rally in Asia. It’s been held annually since 2005 and has now grown to include over 2,000 competitors. The name Taklimakan comes from the desert in which the race takes place. Taklimakan desert is known for its extreme terrain and high temperatures that can reach highs as hot as Death Valley in California. The course is over 6,000 km crossing dusty flat lands to sandy dunes.

At Waylens, we were lucky to have our camera go along for the ride. Professional rally driver Xudong He was kind enough to help us test the Waylens camera under some of the most extreme conditions in the World. Check out the video above for wicked footage from the Waylens camera and amazing scenes from the Taklimakan Rally.