The Gobi Desert
The south Mongolian territory consists of Dund-Govi, Umnu-Govi, Dorno-Govi provinces. It is also known as the Gobi desert. Many people think the Gobi is merely a plain desert, but there is so much more!
Although the majority of the Gobi is massive steppe and sand dunes, it also incorporates ice glacier, granite rock mountains, red sandstone cliffs, colorful clay scarps, and oasis. The climate is dry and hot between plus 25-40C in summer, and cold around minus 25-35C in winter. It could be the only desert in the world where it snows so much. Number of dinosaur fossils were found at Bayanzag cliffs, Khermen Tsav canyon in Umnu-Govi province. Species such as Mongolian wild ass (Khulan), antelopes, Argali (wild sheep), Ibex (wild goat), wolves , Lammergeier vultures, falcons, the Gobi bear-Mazaalai and snow leopards inhabit in this area.