Southern Mongolia


Small Land stones (Baga gazriin chuluu)

Small land stone (Baga gazriin chuluu). Baga Gazriin chuluu (Small land stone) located just in the middle of two soums (Administrative village) Delgertsogt and Adaatsag in Dundgovi province. It takes 245 km from UB and 300 square meters. The altitude of this place is 1768m, and Granite Stones Mountains, there living many wild animals such as red fox, wild goat and sheep, steppe fox, wildcat and marmot which listed endangered-species listing, and also rare kinds of flora. That is why the place strictly protected along the environment laws in 1996. Moreover still researched over 700 fluent ancient burial sites which date related to Bronze Age around this area.

Cultural and historical sites locate in Small land stone area such a 3 meter deep cave and old monastery remains, small pure water which is originated on the rock surface by the cave; it said well that can heal the eye ills. The place is on the road to Gobi and UB.

 


White Stupa (Tsagaan Suvarga)

Various colored surface 

 

Classic Gobi nature

Classic Gobi nature

Tsagaan Suvarga (White stupa). The place of White stupa, located Ulziit soum (village)in Dundgovi province looks like Stupa due to it is originated mud moraine layers which was the ocean bottom, erased by the wind force gradually. So all Mongols call the place respectably named that White Stupa (Tsagaan suvarga). The height of this place is 300 meter and the landscape of this covers all the classic Gobi nature beauty, shaped and bended sudden down, lasts 400 meters. There are living Mongolian nomad families, engaging camels and goats so we can attend the daily activities such as milking goats, and caring animals, also watching the how to process dairy products.


Yol valley (Yoliin am)

Yolin Am (Lammergeier Valley) is a deep and narrow gorge in the Gurvan Saikhan Mountains, strictly protected areas in southern Mongolia. The valley is named by the Lammergeier, which is called Yol in Mongolian. The Lammergeier is an Old World vulture, hence the name is often translated to Valley of the Vultures or Valley of the Eagles. The valley is located within Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. Yolin Am is found in the Zuun Saikhanii Nuruu (the Eastern Beauty) sub-range of the Gurvan Saikhan Mountains. The area, as part of the Gobi Desert, sees little precipitation. However, Yolin Am is notable for a deep ice field, ice field reaches several meters thick by the end of winter, and is several kilometers long. In past years it remained year round, but the modern ice field tends to disappear by September. We can ride horse back to see and touch the ice field. It is an incredible area seeing Ice in middle of hot Gobi, calcium 30 degree above zero.


Bayanzag dinosaur fossil area and Baynzag flaming cliffs

Bayanzag is located in the Bulgan village in Umnugobi province. It takes 100 km from the center of province Umnugobi to the west. From ancient until middle of 1920s, people understood that Mongolia is “Central Asian desert”. That is why; Mongolia had not deeply researched by the archeologists, paleontologists and natural scientists. But in 1920s, researcher for American museum, and paleontologist of Central Asian research center, Roy Chapman Andrews’s team first time excavated the area and found quite rare paleontological findings such as dinosaur fossils skeleton and eggs so that it is known through the world by the name of Mongolian Gobi. In the mornings the fossil area looks like flaming cliffs. The longitude and latitude of this place is North 44*09’37,86” N, East 103*41’40,63”. So this place is registered one of the 7 wonders of Mongolia.

Paleontologists’ found such kind of dinosaur such as Оvirарtоr, Рinасоsаurus, Рrоtосеrаtорs, Sаurоrnithоidеs, Vеlосirарtоr.

 

Mongolian gobi desert dinosaur fossils

Placental mammal diversity

A rock slab containing two skeletons of Gallimimus bullatus, a large, ostrich-like dinosaur, is pictured.

Moreover the area of Bayanzag has a wide source of flora. In these, exampling the bush trees are H. ammodendron / C. A. Mey / Bge – Sаksаul, and endangered flora of Сistаnсhе dеsеrtiсоlа - Dеsеrt Сistаnсhе. Also endangered birds of Роdосеs hеndеrsоni - Mоngоliаn Grоund- Jаy”, “Otis tarda – Great Bustard”, “  Sylviа nаnа - Dеsеrt Wаrblеr.  We can ride camels and collect piece of dinosaur bones by using special way to recognize if it is bone or stone.


Khongor sand dunes

Khongor sand dunes. It takes 216 km from Dalanzadgad, one of the 21 provinces in Mongolia. The place is in Sevrei village in Dalanzadgad province. It takes 650 km from UB and 35 km from Sevrei village to the north east. It is included the Gobi Gurvan saikhan natural protected area. The sand dunes and mountain continues from North West to south east 130 km and 35 km wide, in some area 3-5 km wide, and it is the longest lasting sand dunes in Mongolia. The height is 195 m.

The highest point is when it windy days the top of the dunes makes noise, sounds like flying plane so the local people calls this “Singing dunes”. By the sand dunes there is flowing the small river having both sides green sides, over 10 km long, making the small lake, named “Ending Lake” in the end of this river. Due to promoted by the project of Jaika from Japan in 1997, the place is addressed that One of the attractive point in Mongolia.

 

 

 

Khongor sand dunes natural feature and biological characters are one of the attractions for tourists because the place also became famous “7 wonders in Mongolia”. Khongor sand dunes area is 925 square km and the west side of the dunes is higher. On the west side of Khongor sand dunes, there is mountain, named “Khatan sevrei”, habituated Snow leopard (Unica unica), Tetraogallus altaicus – Snowcock, Ovis ommon – Argali, Wild sheep, янгирын- Capra sibirica Pallas–Siberian Ibex registered in endangered species list. And there habited Procapra gutturosa Pallas – Mongolian gazelle Zeren, Gazella subgutturosa Guldenstaedt – Goitred gazelle.


Ongi monastery, Ongi temple ruins

Gobi rocky mountain area, having nice spots to make peaceful condition in the middle of mountain, flowing Ongi River through the hills and mountains, is one of the nice attractive place for breaking in the trip. The museum, established from temple ruins and Ger museum are the real example, running the tourism development in countryside.

The ruins of temples

New re-established temple

Ongi river basin