Bayanzag – known as the Flaming Cliffs to archaeologists or, as decided by my tour group, the Mongolian Grand Canyon. Many dinosaur eggs and fossils have been found around these beautiful red rocks.
Alas, no dinosaurs roam the Gobi Desert today. For eggs, bones, and fossils, visit the Natural History Museum in Ulaan Baatar. The museum also has entire rooms dedicated to horses and camels.
Horses filled the landscape right up to the sand dunes. I’ll add this, along with too many sights to photograph and stunning moon rises, to the list of ways I’ve been completely spolied by Mongolia.
And when we reached the dunes, it was obviously time for a sunset camel ride.