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Footprints in Mongolian Gobi


Mongolian Gobi
Mongolian Gobi

Mongolian Gobi

The clay from the former shores and hills, soils of the Cretaceous period looks like they are on fire during sunrise and sunset. You may feel like you are on a different planet. Dinosaur fossils from millions of years ago remain here.  Most are small and often hidden by saxual forests, which are ubiquitous with the Gobi, so you may pass them by without noticing. Desert plants that are dry but capable of coming to life in an overwhelming rain are also unique to the Gobi. Though the golden sand won’t remember your steps once the wind blows, the footprint of the Gobi Desert will stay in your heart forever.

 



Flaming Cliff

This is the place that made the Gobi Desert famous all over the world. During the 1920s a research expedition led by an American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews found a dinosaur skeleton, and a parrot–nosed dinosaur. Famously the explorer happened upon the find when he fell down a cliff. Bayanzag spreads across 8 km in a valley of the Arts Bogd mountain range. When the sun sets, Bayanzag’s cliffs are breathtaking in their beauty with red clay almost glowing. One might say only gasp, “It is flaming” which is how it gets its name.

 

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