Mongolia - The Gobi (PDF Chapter)
This is the The Gobi chapter from Lonely Planet’s Mongolia guidebook.
The Gobi reveals itself in pockets of amazing scenery, bridged by vast stretches of desolation where smartphone signals die and silence saturates. No wonder it’s one of Mongolia’s top-draw regions, promising colossal sand dunes, dinosaur fossils, camel treks, and hospitable nomadic herders.
- take one step forward and slide three steps back on awesome sand dunes at Khongoryn Els
- go fossil hunting at the beautiful ‘flaming cliffs’ of Bayanzag, rich in dinosaur bones and fossil eggs
- scramble up rock formations and searching for argali (mountain sheep) at Ikh Nartiin Chuluu
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Dundgovi, Mandalgov, Baga Gazryn Chuluu Nature Reserve, Erdenedalai, Ongiin Khiid, Ikh Gazryn Chuluu, Dornogovi, Sainshand, Khamaryn Khi-id, Ikh Nartiin Chuluu, Zamyn-Üüd, Ömnögovi, Dalanzadgad, Gurvantes, Gurvan Saikhan Na-tional Park, Bayanzag, Bayankhongor, Bayankhongor City, Gov-Altai, Altai.
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