Province highlights & Places to go
Mongolian gobi contains the last remaining wild Bacterian (two-humped) camels, Asiatic wild ass, and a small population of Gobi bears, the only desert-inhabiting bear. Whole Dinosaur skeletons and their many whole petrified eggs are discoveres from Gobi Dessert of Mongolia, first time in the world. Most popular tourist destination - because of those places down below..
About Umnugobi province
Main town: Dalanzadgad
Territory: 165500 км²
Population: 46340 (2010)
Distance: 575 km from UB
Geography & Climate
Biggest province in Mongolia, Umnugobi means “South Gobi”, whole territory of the province locates in southern Mongolian gobi desert regions. Unlike the Sahara, there are few sand dunes in the Gobi, rather you'll find large barren expenses of gravel plains and rocky outcrops. Experts considered that Mongolian gobi was a bottom of sea in ancient time. The climate here is extreme. Temperatures reach up to +40°C summer, -30°C in winter. Precipitation averages less than 100mm per year, while some areas only get rain once every two or three years. Strong winds up to 140 km/h make travel dangerous in spring and fall.