The Gobi Desert is the fourth largest desert in the world, stretching from northern China to southern Mongolia. This expression is well-established in Japan, but Gobi is a Mongolian word that means “a place where grass grows sparsely = desert”. The name Gobi means ‘desert desert’. Same as the Sahara Desert. Selected as one of Trip Advisor’s “15 Fantastic Deserts to See Before You Die”, here are the highlights of the Gobi Desert.