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Please note that nowadays there are a few competitor motorcycle companies offering the same or similar tours. Some have copied our "Gobi Desert Motorcycle Trail" and website content, given it a new name and advertised it as their own tour, at a cheaper price, perhaps without having tried and tested the route.
Tsagaan Suvaraga (White Stupa) limestone rock is 30m high and shaped strangely as a result of wind and water erosion. This area is rich in marine fossils as a huge inland sea once covered it. In the year 2000 an earthquake shook the eastern part of the White Stupa and it partly collapsed.
Ongii Hiid, a once large Buddhist Monastery destroyed in the 1930s lies in the hills on the edge of a bend in the Ongi river. It is a quiet and spiritual place; one can imagine the original busy monastery on one side of the river and the non-religious community on the other side.
The Bearded Vulture, 'Yol' in Mongolian, has given the valley its name: 'Yolyn Am' means Vulture Gorge. The Gobi "Gurvan Saikhan" National Park is the only area in the southern Gobi Altai region where copses of beech and willow trees have been preserved.
Khongoryn Els is the largest accumulation of sand in the Gobi "Gurvan Saikhan" National Park. The wind blows continually, so the dunes can reach an imposing 200 meters height. The highest dunes are called 'Singing Sand Dune' by the local inhabitants.