KHERMEN TSAV CANYON
ABOUT KHERMEN TSAV CANYON
Going through the Khermen Tsav seem like travelling through ancient city ruins with many religious stupas and temples. This area was bottom of the ancient sea and now is wonderful geological exhibition. Khermen Tsav with special landscape is big escarpment and is located 120-130km northwest of Gurvan Tes sum centre, the escarpment is 12 to 15 km long and approximately 3 km wide, but it becomes more than 10km wide and and 100 to 120 km deep at the end. This kind of landscape is internationally called ‘Badland’ while Mongolians called it ‘Tsav’. Deposits in Khermen Tsav includes yellow, red and white lime stones look like marble and crystal. Those deposits are dated back to geological Cretaceous Age. One can see her some canyons look like mammoth, laying camel and crocodile. Deser eagles, lizards, some reptiles and insects are here. There are some small oases. Khermen Tsav is registered in UNESCO as a wonderful natural valuable. The American archaeologist Roy Chapman Andrews named this place “The end of the World”. Khermen Tsav is famous for its natural beauties, as well as for its bountiful underground fossils of dinosaurs. Besides it’s not unusual to find some in the place.
Going through the Khermen Tsav seem like travelling through ancient city ruins with many religious stupas and temples. This area was bottom of the ancient sea and now is wonderful geological exhibition.
It is located in Delgertsogt sum, Dundgovi province and surrounded by plain. Baga Gazriin Stone is 15 km long and 10 km wide granite stone-mountain elevated at 1768m above sea level.
One of beautiful sand dune in the Gobi is the Khongor Sand Dunes that extend more than 180 km (112 miles) with majestic heights of 15-30 m along the northern side of Sevrei and Zuulun mountain ranges.