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Impressive Dunes

These are really impressive sand dunes reaching a height of 800 metres, 20 km wide and about 100... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2018
118val
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Shepparton, Australia
Amazing landscape

A drive to the sand dune will take you through endless open praire. Sand dune is quite high, an... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2018
Artur L
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Gobi Desert, Dalanzadgad 212503, Mongolia
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

These are really impressive sand dunes reaching a height of 800 metres, 20 km wide and about 100 km long, of course they are always moving and changing. They are also known as the "singing dunes" as when it is windy the grains of sand...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

A drive to the sand dune will take you through endless open praire. Sand dune is quite high, an hour hike to summit. Especially beautiful in sunrise or sunset. Our guide surprised us with a bottle of wine on top of the dune.

Thank Artur L
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We stayed here two nights with a local family in a Ger. The dunes are great. They sing! The area itself is magnificent too, very stretched, skies with millions of stars, a small river...

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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

It's interesting to see the dunes from a distance and daunting when you get up close. For those coming from sea level, manage your expectations regarding an easy climb to the top, as it is quite challenging. For those who make it to the top...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

This morning, after breakfast, we grabbed a small bag for one night at the Khongoryn Els sand dunes. It was about a three hour drive, so our caravan set off again, across the desert. We finally arrived at the Gobi Erdene, the only ger camp...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Climbing a sand dune sounds like a walk in the park. It isn't. I'm in my mid-fifties and reasonably active; I ended up clinging to what felt like a sheer wall of sand moving ten paces at a time and exhausted. Bear in mind that...More

Thank PhilipCarol
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

One of the most beautiful sites I have seen in all my travels. We arrived about 30 minutes to sunset, so time was of the essence. The climb to the highest peak is about a 1000 ft at about 45 degrees which made it the...More

Thank Jason N
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We had the chance to drive all around the Els and it felt like we were driving on a different planet. The vast open area and the animals roaming around made this place very special.

Thank Steve R
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Khongor sand dunes are Mongolia's largest sand dunes located in the western Gobi and reaching height of 300 meters in some areas. The moving sand in the wind or when walked on gives out a definite note and makes a noise similar to an airplane...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

The main activity is climbing the huge 300m dunes. Best done early evening, there are a number of routes, as you look at the dunes from the main starting point, the easier way is on the right. For some reason I did the hard route...More

Thank Phil M
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Celestial G
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Response from Celestial G |
Sorry I posted my question before proofing. I meant I do not plan to stay that long in Mongolia. I would like to limit it to 8 days or less but be able to see the important sights. Thank you.
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