"If you chase a mirage, the desert will swallow you. Only one path is true!"
The Haunted Wasteland is a desert featured in Ocarina of Time. Link must traverse through the desert to be able to enter the Desert Colossus and the Spirit Temple. He only needs to cross it once, because once he makes it to the Spirit Temple, he is able to learn the Requiem of Spirit, which allows Link to instantly warp to the temple. Entering the wasteland requires the Gerudo Membership Card acquired in the Gerudo's Fortress, and the Longshot or Hover Boots to cross the River of Sand. In order to cross the desert, Link must follow the placed flags that leads to a small building that serves as a refuge. On the building, Link can use the Lens of Truth to reveal the Big Poe who will guide Link the remaining way to the Desert Colossus.
- The Haunted Wasteland later becomes the Desert of Mystery, a location featured in A Link to the Past
The Carpet Merchant above the sinksand pit