Being the fourth planet to the Sun, Earth certainly is not as hot as the first three. Mercury is definitely smoldering. But, despite having a safe distance away from the fiery gas center of the solar system, Earth still has some hot spots, literally.

Dry Ground

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The places in this article are not just mildly infuriating hot; these are areas that might need more than a couple full powered household airconditioning to chill down. These places are, for the lack of a better adjective, scorching!

Many will definitely be thankful after reading this, knowing that the heat they are experiencing could be infinitely worst.

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Sahara Desert, Africa

Sahara
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Arguably the most known desert system in the world. The Sahara is among, if not the largest, hot desert on Earth. It pretty much makes up the entire top half of the African continent. It's a scorching area with at least 3.6 million square miles.

The entire dessert can be easily identifiable when viewed from outer space.

There's almost little to no clouds in the area, a contributing factor to the immense heat. And, the fact that the ground is also covered by fine sand makes it even hotter. The Sahara desert is so hot that it is advised to use specialized shoes that can survive the burning ground.

This place is so hot that it literally evaporates waters faster than in any other place in the world.

Ghadames, Libya

The ancient desert town of Ghadames, Libya. The town is now a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Now a Unesco World Heritage Site, the Oasis in the middle of the desert is also known as "the pearl of the desert.

Despite being one of the hottest places on the planet, it is also home to around 7,000 inhabitants. The people who reside in Ghadames live in specially made mud hats that protect them from the immense heat.

The Amazon

Amazon
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Wait, the planet's most famous tropical rainforest is in a list of the hottest places on Earth? That caught you off guard, didn't it?

Given that the Amazon is covered with trees and blessed with constant rainfall, how can it be hot?

Get the nearest map you can find and look at where the Amazon rainforest is situated. The entire jungle is actually close to the equator. By now, it should be common knowledge that the closer an area is to the equator, the hotter it gets.

Flaming Mountains, China

Flaming Mountains
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From the name itself, "flaming mountain," one cannot just call a place "flaming" if it does not deserve the title.

The entire mountain system is practically on fire. The first view of the area is what comes into many minds when they imagine the word dry and barren.

Death Valley, California, USA

Death Valley
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The hottest place in America. Death Valley, California, is among the world's hottest hot spots. The place is literally called "death valley' because no one would want to live in the area.

When many places are tired of getting drizzles or storms, the death valley is home to occasional sandstorms and heat spikes.

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