Khongor Sand Dunes

Gobi sand dunes of southern Mongolia
Gobi sand dunes of southern Mongolia

Khongor Sand Dunes is one of the most visited places of the Mongolian Gobi Desert. The combination of tall golden gobi, a river and spring, and a gorgeous mountain in the background make up the spectacular scenery. It is no wonder travelers from all over the world want to explore this natural wonder.

The name “Khongor” means palomino horse in Mongolian, which emphasizes its similarity to the 200m tall fine golden sand.

The dunes stretch for over 180 km in length and 3-5 km in width along the Gobi Altai Mountain Range. Moreover, there are a number of activities you can do here. For example, riding camels, walking on the sand dunes, visiting local camel herdsmen, visiting Khongor River and spring and etc.

Must see destination in Mongolia Khongoriin Els
Must see destination in Mongolia Khongoriin Els

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