Dundgobi province is situated in the middle segment of the Gobi-desert. This province is called Middle Gobi, has an area of 74,700 square kilometers and population of 51.300 inhabitants. The administrative center is the town of Mandalgobi at an altitude of 1,393 meters sea level in the vast open steppe, 260 kilometers fromCapital Ulaanbaatar.
There are many small lakes and springs. The Ongi River flows in the western part of the aimag. This territory is covered with steppe plants and has species of birds and animal of rare varied. In the southern part it gradually turns into the desert zone of the arid Gobi. Total local livestock herd is 1.5 million heads.
The territory of Dundgovi province is semi-desert and steppe. The average elevation is 990m -1926 m above sea level and the highest peak is Delgerkhangai peak in the Delgerkhangai somon. There is semi-desert, such as Oldokh, Tugrug, Nomgon, Ergenegene, and many springs, including Togoo, Ungut, Khadan Us. The province is pride of it's beautiful sceneries such as Ikh Gazriin Chuluu, Baga Gazriin Chuluu,Somon khukh oasis, Tsagaan stupa-pyramid, and the Uush dunes. Rare animals such as wild sheep, ibex, antelope, black tailed antelope, marmot, fox, lynx, wild cat, badger and hare may be occasionally encountered. Birds include eagle, kite, swan, pallous and sandgrouse.
Baga Gazrin Chuluu - granite rock formation in the middle of the dusty plains. In the 19th century, the rocks are worshipped by locals who sometimes make pilgrimages here. Naturally, there is a legend that Chinggis Khaan stayed at the rocks.
Shireet Tsagaan Nuur- place where Zanabazar, the Mongolian enlightened of the 17th century, was promoted to being head of Mongolian Buddhism.
Ongi monastery - ruin of big monastery of Bari Yonzon Khamba on the banks of the Ongiin River. Built in the late 18th century to commemorate the first ever visit to Mongolia by a Dalai Lama, the monastery was once used by about 500 monks.
Ikh Gazrin Chuluu - area of unusual rock formations named Stones of Great Place.
Zorgol Khairkhan Uul - 1686 m high, worshipped mountain and was mentioned as Zorgol Khan in the 'Secret History of Mongols'. It is composed of granite rock, being in the Granite Belt of Mongolia.
The Dundgobi province received 3477 foreign and 1362 local tourists in the Ger camps in 2009. Totally 6000-7000 tourists visited in this province. There are 5 hotels in the Mandalgobi capital town, and these Hotels Dundgobi are Altangobi hotel, Mandal hotel, Temuujin hotel, Gobi hotel,and Builder's hotel. All of Hotels in Mandalgobi are all not yet rated and general hotel room facilities are VIP room, billiard, massage, tennis, karaoke, pub, buffets and restaurants. These Dundgobi hotels have 3 types of room; standard, semi deluxe and deluxe. Normally deluxe and semi deluxe rooms are more suitable for tourists, because have shower, bath, fridge, jug kettle and cable TV inside of room. Hotels have restaurants and offer Mongolian and European dishes.
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