When you spawn if your view distance is high enough, you will see this beacon of joy also known as a desert temple. The loot from the desert temple includes 2 golden apples, 1 iron horse armor and 1 diamond horse armor… and a bunch of TNT which is always fun!
Looking past the desert temple you will see a small desert village with lots of useful resources for the early game. This includes a blacksmith’s house. The loot from the blacksmith’s house includes 1 diamond horse armor, 1 iron leggings and 1 iron sword.