THE MIDDLE GOBI DESERT
Distance: 260 kilometers to Mandalgobi town from Ulaanbaatar
Duration: 6-8 hours by road
The Middle Gobi region is features by endless grassy plains which connect the arid desert region with the central Mongolian mountain steppe zone. The Middle Gobi encompasses a number of with natural beauty, including the Sangiin Dalai Temple, Baga Gazryn Chuluu, Sum Huh Burd and Zorgol Khaikhan mountain. The main town in the Middle Gobi-Mandalgobi is situated in 260 kilometers southwest of Ulaanbaatar.
The Ongiin River and Temple
Distance: 240 kilometers from South Gobi
Duration: 7-9 hours by road from Dalanzadgad
The site of the Ongiin River, where the ruins of Ongiin Temple stand is the halfway point between the two major travel destinations-the South Gobi and Karakorum. A number of travelers tend to spend a night on this spot in this area, during their journey between the southern Gobi desert and Central Mongolia.