Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park
Three Beauties of the Gobi is the name for this park. The name is derived from three mountain ranges, the East, Middle and West Beauty. This park was established in 1993 and extended its current territory in 2000. The park has 27 000 sq km, is the largest park in Mongolia. The park lies on the northern edge of the Gobi desert and located on the Umnugobi Province and 650 km from Ulaanbaatar city and 45 km from Dalanzadgad City, capital of Umnugobi province. The main attractions of the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park has various types of natural beauties and attractions including Yol Valley, Bayanzag Flamming Cliffs and Khongor Sand Dunes.
Yol Valley (Eagle Valley) – is located in the eastern part of Gurvan Saikhan Mountain and surrounded by sheer rock walls rising over 2600m above sea level. Yol Valley is originally established to conserve the birdlife in the region but famous for its dramatic scenery. The picturesque valley is an amazing natural creation where it has meters thick ice almost year around. There is great hiking opportunity from the parking areas to the glacier following the stream. In winter time glacier is up to 10m high and remains frozen for all year around. You might see wild ibex or argali sheep up in the mountain if you hike early in the morning
Khongor Sand Dunes (Khongoryn Els) - Khongor Sand Dunes (Khongoryn Els) is a largest and most beautiful sand dune in Mongolia, which reaches a height of 800 meter, 12 km wide and 100 km long. The Sand dune lies at the northwest corner of the Gurvan Saikhan Mountain range. It is located 180km from the Dalanzadgad city, provincial capital. The sound of masses of wind-blown sand can be heard from the long distance. This sound is so melodic and 200m high sand dunes called as “Singing Dunes”. There is an oasis called Khongor river with stunning greenery in the summer. It is a great place to ride two humped Bacterian camel named by locals “Prince of Gobi” and see camel breeder’s everyday life. This dramatic scenery features many colors of nature as white sand dune, the light green grass, red-blue mountains and the eternal blue sky.
Bayanzag - Bayanzag is also known as the “Cemetery of Dinosaurs” and known as Flaming Cliffs to the world. This is a picturesque sexual forest that is world famous for dinosaur remain ancient red rock creation, Bayanzag formed 60-70 million years ago, named Flaming Cliffs by Roy Andrew Chapman, an American explorer who visited Mongolia in 1920s. This area is like real Jurassic Park, and classic desert of rock, red sands, shrub and wide open emptiness