The Flaming cliffs of the Gobi Dessert - Named after the American Fossil explorer scientist Roy Chapman Andrews in 1922, who was drawn here for its abundance of dinosaur fossils, witnessed the glow due to the early morning and late afternoon sunlight projecting a “glowing fire” image of the mountains.
Gripped in the Soviet Empire for many years this spectacular country was inaccessible, but with open doors the beautiful expanse of the Gobi Desert can be explored.
80km South is Dalanzadgad a desert village which welcomes travelers.
Bayan Zag just North of the National Park, sits alongside The Three Beauties containing the 10 largest parks in the world, stretching across the most easterly of the Gobi Altai. A knotty oval of peaks, canyons, badlands, dunes and vast mountain ranges are where you have a chance to glimpse the very rare gobi bear, snow leopard. Experience, feel, and hear the deep hum created by the electrostatic charge of the winds moving the sand through the dunes corridor, a ghostly phenomenon supposedly bringing travelers to their doom.
Best time to visit: Summer, winter can reach -40