Mongolia Gobi

Bayanzag

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Bayanzag

Flaming cliffs ( Bayanzag) red sand cliffs, today better known as “flaming cliffs” due to their colors ochre and red, are located about 100 km (62,14 miles) at the northwest of Dalanzadgad. It is one of the most famous paleontological sites in the world. Bayanzag means “rich in saxaul”. This thorny shrub measuring approximately two meters high proliferates in the surroundings and is a good source of food for camels.

Bayanzag is one of the most famous paleontological sites in the world. American explorer Roy Andrew Chapman first found dinosaur bones and eggs in the area in 1922. During the 2 years he searched through the Mongolian Gobi Desert and he found Dinosaur fossils from Bayanzag, Nemekht Mountain. Also he brought his paleontological findings on 70 camels. And Chapman presented Mongolia one large skeleton on show in the Ulaanbaatar Natural History Museum. The barren cliffs look strikingly flame-like, especially at sunset.

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