Golden Sand

Golden Sand

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The road between Ulaangom and Moron passes the Boorog Deliin Els sand dunes, which apparently form the northern most desert on earth. The sand dunes lead to Altan Els (Golden Sands), part of the Uvs Nuur Strictly Protected Area. Altan Els is another wonderful area for wildlife, if you can find any. The Altan Els are on the border of Uvs and Zavkhan aimags, and are an easy detour from the Ulaangom-Moron road.

Altan Els is eastern part of Buureg del sand dune. It’s territory is 177.5 thousand hectors and it is also northernmost sand dunes in the world.  The most kinds of plant species grows in this sand dune and it has unique ecological formation of the gobi and steppe with crystal rivers and streams, originating from flowing springs below the sand and springs and oasis.