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Khongor Sand Dunes in Mongolia

Khongor Sand Dunes are the largest and the most spectacular dunes not only in the Gobi Desert but in Mongolia, with the area over 900 square kilometers, and some dunes can reach the heights of 100 to 300 meters! The inhabitants here name the Khongor Sand Dunes as “Singing Dunes” due to the “roaring” or “blooming” noise when the sand grains move over one another in the windy condition. Gobi Desert is one of the toughest places to live in the world and yet the double-humped Bactrian camels have lived here for thousands of years! Bactrian camels are native to the Gobi Desert. They are among the most adaptable creatures on Earth, as they can cope with drought, high altitudes, and extreme temperature between +40°C in the summer and -30°C in the winter.