Mongol els, Mongolian sands

Mongol els, Mongolian sands

As you approach Khögnö Khan Uul Nature Reserve, on the road from Kharkhorin to Ulaanbaatar, one surprising sight that livens up a fairly boring stretch of road is the sand dunes of Elsen-Tasarkhai. Better known in Ulaanbaatar's tourist industry as Mongol Els, these large dunes stretch for some 70km, and are worth stopping off at if you're not planning to visit the much more spectacular Khongoryn Els in the Gobi Desert. At the turn-off to the sand dunes there is a group of camel herders who hang around and sell camel rides.

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