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Mongolian South Gobi

The Mongolian government established the Great Gobi National Park in 1975 and the UNESCO designated as the Great Gobi as the fourth largest Biosphere Reserve in the world in 1991. Mongolians consider that there are 33 different Gobi , where sandy desert occupies only 3 percent of the total territory. The area is often imagined as a lifeless desert like in many other parts of the world. Gobi Desert is a land of dinosaurs and it is the home for camel breeders rich with wildlife and vegetation. Dinosaur skeletons and their petrified eggs have been preserved here to the present day. Wild asses, camels, snow leopards, mountain sheep and gazelles flourish here, as do different types of flora.

Dalanzadgad, Mongolia

Flaming Cliffs - Bayanzag

Bayanzag / Rich Saxaul / - Flaming Cliffs 

One of the famous places is Bayanzag, the bottom of Ancient Sea which excited 60-70 million years ago where a lot of Paleontological findings have been discovered. 
The place is known as Flaming Cliffs so named by Roy Andrew Chapman American explorer, who had visited Mongolia in 1920. During the 2 years, he searched through the Mongolian Gobi Desert & he found dinosaur fossils from Bayanzag, Nemekht. He brought his palentological findings on 70 camels. Chapman presented Mongolia one large skeleton on show in the Ulaanbaatar Natural History Museum. He found 10 kinds of dinosaurs 8 were found from Mongolia . 
Also, South Gobi has an oasis and most beautiful mountains Nemegt, Altan mountains and wide steppes and valleys with exotic wild animals like Asian wild ass, black-tailed gazelle, and steppe wolf. The Gobi bears which very rare animal can be seen in this area. This is one most beautiful place among the 33 Gobies of Mongolia where travelers can see pre-historical rock paintings, caves where monks have made meditations and ruins of ancient temples and villages.

 

Dalanzadgad, Mongolia

Ergeliin Zoo

 

This Nature reserve is located in Khatanbulag sum of Dornogobi province. Distinctive natural formation plateau of the Gobi plain terrain that is containing remaining of ancient world dated to 30 million years. Purpose of keeping natural virgin formation, the nature reserve was proclaimed in 1996 to protect the land of 60,900 hectares, which preserving the "nature art" - numbers of imprints of ancient animals. 

Also some skeletons of giant dinosaurs were discovered in Ergeliin Zoo Natural Reserve. The rocks of Ergeliin Zoo Natural Reserve are World famous for its paleontological remains of Dinosaurs of the Mesozoic Era.

Ergeliin Zoo is named by Altan Uul /Golden mountain/. 

Dornogobi, Mongolia

Sutai Uul Mountain

 

Sutai Uul is beautiful mountain with eternal snow and glacier, reaching 4090 meters above sea level. The Zuiliin river takes its source from the permanent snow of Sutai Uul mountain and falls into lake of Tonkhil Nuur. 

Gobi Altai, Mongolia

Eej Khairkhan Mountain

 

Eej Khairkhan Mountain at 2,275 m is located between Tsogt and Altai soums of Gobi-Altai province north of the Great Gobi Strictly Protected Area. This area was protected in 1992 as a Nature Reserve and in 1995, it was included in the category "Cultural and Historical Sites" thus preserving 22,475 hectares under Parliament Resolution No. 26. For centuries, Eej Khairkhan Mountain was reserved and worshipped by the locals in their belief that mountain blessed families with children. The nine green-framed stone pots, which are set aside the deep rocky strip near the solitary mountain, cut off the Gobi Middle Mountains, on the western side of Eej Khairkhan Mountain very much attract the interests of nature lovers and conservators. When the first pot is filled up, it creates a little waterfall by spilling its excess water to the next pot through the stone threshold, which is 40-50 cm long.

Gobi Altai, Mongolia

Bugiin Tsav

 

This is one of the places in Central Asia that is rich with paleontological findings of dinosaur bones. It is located 50 km north from Khermen Tsav in Bulgan sum. The area is rich of fossilized dinosaur finds. Fossils of many different species like dinosaurs, a turtle, a fish and a mollusk along with interesting traces showing their lifestyle lie around the ground everywhere and it really catches researchers as well as people’s interest. Skeleton of carnivorous Tarbosaurus found in the area is now being kept as a show in the Natural History Museum. The Bugiin Tsav is a special protected area in the zone of natural complex area called “Gobi Gurvan Saikhan” 

Umnugovi, Mongolia

Shargaljuut hot spring

 

The Shargaljuut Hot Spring is popular since ancient times. It has been used since 300 years because of its medicinal qualities. This hot spring is situated at a distance of 42 kms from Erdenetsogt sum which is 680 kms west of Ulan Baatar, the capital city of Mongolia. In today’s date there are thermal manifestations here and this comprise a huge area of steaming ground and various low flowing springs that give nearly boiling waters. 

This hot spring is based in the Shargaljuut Valley which is in between the Khangai Mountain Range. The sulphur-rich Shargaljuut, with its 108 springs, is known for its curative powers. Its healing waters stream out of granite and crystal rocks at temperatures from +45C to +96C. Its waters agitate blood vessels and help blood circulation and internal secretions. Each of Shargaljuut’s springs is dedicated to healing a different part of the body.Many people visit this hot spring yearly and enjoy the exhilarating features of this hot spring. This hot spring is said to be effective for skin diseases, blood pressure problems, stomach ailments, rheumatic fever and diseases affecting the nervous system.

Bayankhongor, Mongolia

Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan /white/

 

Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake is an astonishingly beautiful lake with relatively pure fresh water. Torrents of lava issuing from the Khorgo volcano blocked the north and south Terkh rivers, so forming the dammed lake of Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake at an altitude of 2060 meters above sea level. The lake is 16 km wide, 4-10 meters deep with its deepest point at 28 meters and over 20 kilometers in length. It flooded 61,1 square km. The lake supports Pike and other fish. Rare birds are found here
Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur established in 1997 and was designated as a Wetland of International Importance during the Ramsar Convention in 1999.

Arkhangai, Mongolia

Khorgo Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park

Khorgo extinct volcano (spelled also Horgo) It was established to project the spectacular mountain scenery and endangered species of flora & fauna. It's surrounded by the Khangai Mountains, which reach as 3000 meters above the sea level. Over comparatively small area here there are a dozen or so extinct volcanoes. In the craters some of them are very tiny crystal- clears lakes. The Khorgo crater, situated at an altitude of 2.210 meters with a diameter of 20 meters and depth of 70 to 80 meters, is the most interesting at all. There is no lake in this crater, but clouds of steam jet out it is crevices forming ice moulds in winter , which from a distance look like large flocks of sheep scattered on the mountain. Near the crater there are dozens of small caverns with stalactites hanging from their ceiling and walls. Some time in past volcanic lava flooded the valleys nearby which are covered today with small woods and a great variety of berries and flowers. In the woods there are lots of deer, wild goat and other animals, as well as various kinds of birds. Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake. An immense mass of white-hot lava once blocked the bed of the River Terkh and it is water formed Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan, which is 16 kilometers in length, 20 meters in depth, and 61 square kilometers in this area. It is situated at an altitude of 2.060 meters. River Suman, cascading from the lake in stormy torrents, pierced through the rocks to form a canyon and several small lakes. The waters of the river are so turbulent that they do not freeze in the severest winter frosts. In the middle of the lake there is volcanic Island is covered with nests made of the fragrant grass Sam khan. Here all day long you hear the hum and cries of birds and the quacking of ruddy shell duck and many types of ducks sand geese &. Red deer , Siberian deer, wild bear, Great Cormorant is common in summer, nesting around the lake.

 

Arkhangai, Mongolia

Chuluut River

 

The Chuluut (stony river) is a river flowing down through the valleys of the Khangai Mountains in central Mongolia, and a tributary of the Ideriin gol. It is 415 km long, the width at the mouth into the Ider river is 80 m, the maximum depth is 3 m. It is usually frozen from November to April. Stony river locates at 30 km from Tariat soum of Arkhangai province. Chuluut canyon stretches 25 km in long, above 20 m in high. 
The Chuluut river is the westernmost river. It starts off in a narrow, steep but not high basalt canyon that is embedded in a landscape of mountainous steppe. It is a wondrous experience traveling between those sheer walls, which occasionally open up to a view of wooded slopes and rich grazing grounds. The Chuluut is also renowned for its fisheries. Since most of it can´t be accessed unless you are in a canoe there are some good opportunities to enrich the menu with fresh Lennox trout.

Arkhangai, Mongolia