Khongor Sand Dune
Khongor Els is located 763 km away to the south west of Ulaanbaatar city in Umnugobi province.
This is the biggest sand massifs in Mongolia, which covers 180km long area between Gurvan Saikhan and Nemegt Ranges belonging to Gobi Altai Range. It lies along wind flows.The sand has 965sq km area with 27 km of widest and 0.8km of most narrow. There are many clay hills and terraces with sexual-trees in west of the sand. East of the sand has much taller sand dunes with 150m relative altitudes and 25-300 inclined sides. THe tallest one has 190m relative altitude. Movement of Khongor sand makes unique noise and it’s called singing dunes by local people.
The khongor sand dune is involved in the area of Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park.
Yoliin am (Vulture valley)
It’s one of the natural secret of Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park and beautiful deep canyon with many rocky cliffs, has been created by many years of water erosion.
The Yoliin Am (Vulture Valley), a protected site in 1965, is 62 km north west of Dalanzadgad.
Very wide at the intrance, it narrows gradually into a remarkable gorge. A spring 2 or 3 km long winds its way through the defile and in July, freezing into a thick corridor of ice that stretches along a considerable distance. In earlier times, the blocks of ice rarely melted, being protected from the vicious sunlight. This, however has changed in recent years, partially because of the multitudes of tourists that walk on the ice. You can still see ice here in July but it is almost completely melted by August. Following the canyon to the very end, one emerges into a beautiful wide valley. Surrounding mountains are home to argali, ibex, and many birds of prey, as well as numerous small rodents particular to the gobi. A small museum marks the entrance to the protected zone and provides information on the petrified trees, fauna and flora of the Gobi. The walk along canyon must be done on foot.
Bayanzag is located 597 km away to the south west of Ulaanbaatar city in Umnugobi province. It’s a valley covered by ancient deposits with saxuals and combination of Gobi landscape, rocks and taluses. The popular finds from Bayanzag show that the place was home of ancient people and animals.
Many rare archeological and historical finds have been found here and some of them are being exhibited in Natural History Museum of USA. American Expedition to Central Asia led by Endruis R.Ch. traveled through Mongolian Gobi during 1922to 1928. The finds were carried by 70 camels when they went back to America.This place is popular with the name “Flaming Cliffs” in the world because some American archeologists called so when they were in the Gobi in 1922. Mongolia is considered second country of dinosaur finds while USA is first and 330 types of dinosaurs have been found in the world and 60 types of them are belong to Mongolia.
The hills in Bayanzag look like burning hills when sun sets. People have been living for a long time here because the place is always in rich of plants even dry years.
Tsagaan Suvraga is located 419km away to the south west of Ulaanbaatar city in Dundgobi province.
It’s 90 degree of straight, consists of many colors of clay deposits. In ancient times, there was a big sea in KHevtee and Bosoo valleys of Tsagaan Suvarga. After dried up the sea, this area became a valley with many glacis and escarpments, covered by many different sedimentary deposits. Tsagaan suvraga is a big escarpment with 200m height and 400m long.
This place has been protected since early times and local people say that Tsagaan khairkhan/ respectful name/ instead of Tsagaan Suvraga.
Baga gazriin chuluu
These mountains with granite stone massifs and screec are located in Mongolian granite rock zone, Dund Gobi Province.
Baga gazriin stone, is a 15km long and 10 km wide stone massif, is located 30 km to the south east of Adaatsag sum. This stone massif is also part of the Mongolian granite stone zone. The highest point is Tahilgat Mountain /1758 m/ in the Northwest part of the stone massif. Wild sheep, ibex and marmot inhabit here, Surtiin am is one of many beautiful places in Baga gazriin stone massif. This is a narrow canyon with asp, birch, white whicker and elm tree, as well the ruin of a stone temple and the site of 2 yurts where monks lived and meditated since the seventieth century.
There is a 20 m long cave near to the Surtiin Am. Crystals can be found around the cave. Life size paintings of deer are painted on a granite stone and another yurt shaped stone called Ger chuluu. According to scientists, 64 tombs and tumuli dated back to Khugnu tribe have been found around Baga zagriin Stone.
Also, there is a spring water which comes from under source is good for eye illness.