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Gobi Gurvan Saikhan national park

Gobi Gurvansaikhan is situated to the west of Dalanzadgad. The park encompasses the series of ridges and valleys that make up the eastern end of the Gobi Altai Mountains.
The park preserves the main natural characteristics of the Gobi-Altai mountain range. It has various landscapes, such as high mountains, mountain valleys, arid steppe and desert. Its main purpose is to carry out tourism activities in Gobi regions that will not be detrimental to the environment.

Yoliim Valley

yolyn am iiMany people cannot imagine Mongolian Gobi without Yoliin Am canyon well known as Eagle Valley. But it is named by Lammergeyer the endangered bird who lives through canyon between ridges of Zuun Saikhan Uul Mountain, park of the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park where small river flows. Sheltered by high cliff walls on both sides of the canyon, thick ice gorges remain frozen even on summer’s hottest days. The ice field reaches several meters thick by the end of winter, and several kilometers’ long. In recent years, it remained year round, but the modern ice field tends to disappear by September. In rainy summers, hundreds of small waterfalls appear in the rocky walls.

Bayanzag, Flaming Cliffs

Bayanzag Flaming cliffsThe last home of the dinosaurs.  First discovered by Roy Chapman Andrews, famous American explorer in the 1920s, flaming cliffs of Bayanzag are an important site for both archaeological and paleontological findings. Complete dinosaur and Egg-thief and numerous eggs were excavated in ravines between the red flaming cliffs, which look like fire in the middle of the desert from distance.

Khongoriin Els Sand Dunes

Khongor sand duneHongor Els sand dunes, the largest sand sea that stretches over 180 km well known as a Singing sand dune. Khogor river along northern edge of the sand dune creates beautiful oasis where pr At the northern edge of the dunes one bank of Khongoriin Gol River, there is an oasis, which is rich in plantation and supports drinking water of animal species in the region.

Ongi River and Monastery Ruin

Khongor sand duneThe site of the Ongi River, where the ruins of Ongiin monastery stand is the half way point between the two major travel destinations the South Gobi and Kharkhorum. Once it was the one of the largest monasteries in the Gobi. Now there are only ruins of the temples as a fact of political purges activity in 1930’s in Mongolia.

Gobi Bear

Gobi BearThe king of the oasis, Gobi bear is the endangered animal. Comparatively, it is smaller and light colored than brown bear from forest. Gobi bear the male begins to breed from five years and the female starts from four years. The main locations of the this animal is Khukh Ders, Khatuu Bulag, Altan Tevsh, Suuj Bulag, Mukhar Zadgai, Tsagaan Burgas, Khushoot and Sharkhuls oasis. In last few years projects of WWF is run for increase protection of the Gobi bear.

Baga Bazariin Chuluu

bagagazriin chuluuBaga Gazarya Chuuluu, beautiful rock formation in the Gobi desert which located about 300 km to the southwest of Ulaanbaatar . Surroundings of Baga Gazriin Chuluu could be compared to the deserts in the US, and the granite rocks with the yellow sandy plains in the distance Grand Canyons. During communist purges era where two Buddhist monks lived in exile for years, leaving religious texts on some of the walls. Although we did not find their graffiti, we can see the remains of the house they built in the little gorge between the rock formations.

Khamariin Khiid Monastery, THE LAND SHAMBALA

KhamriinhiidKhamar Monastery was established in the 1820's by famous 19th century Mongolian educator and literary figure Danzanravjaa. The Monastery was an important centre of the Buddhist "red sect", and seat of the Gobiin Dogshin Noyon Khutagt ("Terrible Noble Saint of the Gobi"). The monastery was not only religious body. Beside holding Buddhist services Khamariin khiid was a center of education and enlighten based on Danjanravjaa’s philosophy for regular people. At its golden era, Khamar Monastery consisted of four main sections - East Khuree, west Khuree, Tsokhon. and Dunkher - comprising four colleges (datsan) and the children's school, more than eighty temples, and a resident population of over five hundred lamas. The monastery was completely destroyed by the military in 1938 during Mongolia's religious purge. Khamar Monastery was re-established in 1990s on the initiative of Zuun-Bayan resident S. Zorigtbaatar and others, with the support of the local religious community. Currently two small ceremonial temples and several religious monuments have been reconstructed, with more than ten lamas now in residence at the monastery.

Bichigt khad

CavedrawingBichig Khad, literally rocks with inscriptions and rich collection of rockpaintings, are located in the Bayan range of Bayanlig. They have been dated to 3, 000 years ago and are considered sacred. While the animal drawings here also provide evidence that Mongolians have been domestic, there is other evidence that that they once farmed and domesticated animals. Coordinates: N 44 degrees 17.217', E 100 Degrees 31.329'.  overnight at tented camping.