SOUTHERN MONGOLIA - GOBI DESERT

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SOUTHERN
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One of the most popular travel routes in Mongolia is the Gobi desert, the habitat of the rarest animals and a unique natural landscape. The Gobi Desert is a vast zone of desert and desert steppe covering almost 30 percent of the Mongolian territory. The area is often imagined as a lifeless desert like in many other parts of the world. In reality, most part of the Gobi Desert is a land of steppes, sands, mountains and it is the home for camel breeders rich with wildlife and vegetation. Wild asses, camels, snow leopards, mountain sheep and gazelles flourish here, as do different types of flora. Dinosaur skeletons and their petrified eggs have been preserved here to the present day. 

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CAMEL HERDER NOMADS

Visiting camel herder’s family, explore their unique nomadic lifestyle which has not changed for centuries. Its chance to try drinking Hormog (fermented Mongolian camel milk)

BAGA GAZRIIN CHULUU

It is located in Delgertsogt sum, Dundgovi province and surrounded by plain. Baga Gazriin Stone is 15 km long and 10 km wide granite stone-mountain elevated at 1768m above sea level.

IKH GAZRIIN CHULUU

The 2 mountains with granite stone massifs and taluses located in Mongolian granite stone zone, Dundgove province are Ikh and Baga Gazriin Stones. Ikh Gazriin Stone covers more than 20km

ONGIIN KHIID or ongi monastery

This small mountainous area along the river, The Ongi River, in the western sum of Saikhan Ovoo, makes a good resting place to break a trip between the south Gobi and Arvaikheer.

KHAMRIIN KHIID

Khamriin khiid monastery was established in the 1820’s by the order of Mongolian educator and literary figure Danzanravjaa. The Monastery was the biggest centre of the Buddhist “red sect”.

HAVTSGAIT PETROGLYPH

Ancient petroglyphs of Havtsgait rocks in Souther Mongolia Gobi desert area. It was from 7000BC. There are hundreds of ancient rock drawings, all of which were created by early settlers in Gobi Desert.

Khongor Sand Dunes

Khongor sand dunes stretch from the southernmost corner to the far west of the country. The dunes rise abruptly from the plain, in some places reaching a height of 200 meters,

Bayanzag /Flaming cliffs/

Bayanzag / Flaming cliffs - first discovered by Roy Chapman Andrews, famous American explorer in the 1920, flaming cliffs of Bayanzag are an important site for both archeological and paleontological finds.

Yoliin Am canyon

Yoliin Am canyon - One of the best-known travel destinations in the Southern Gobi is Yoliin Am canyon, known as Eagle Valley, which is a part of the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan Mountain National Park

Khermen Tsav

Khermen Tsav is a canyon with beautiful oasis, 6 km in width and 15 km in length located in a distance of 400 km from Dalanzadgad city. The canyon is full of 30 meters high natural formations of cliffs,

Moltsog Els sand dunes

Moltsog Els, is one of the few regions of the Gobi covered by sand dunes. These magnificent sand dunes are surrounded by hills with willow trees, streams and bushes.

Tsagaan Suvarga

Tsagaan suvarga, 90degree of straight, consists of many colors of clay deposits. This is 65 km south west of Ulziit sum, Dundgovi province. Tsagaan suvarga is big escarpment with 200m height and 400m long.

TUGRUGIIN SHIREE

Togrogiin Shiree is an escarpment in the Gobi with an abundance of fossils. This 30m high cliff is situated 30km from Bulgan Soum, Umnugobi Aimag. Several fossilized young dinosaurs in their eggs were found here. Mongol-Poland joint expedition headed by doctor Barsbold discovered a famous find known as “Fighting Dinosaurs” in the 1970s.

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