Flaming Cliffs, Omnogovi Province

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The Flaming Cliffs site, also known as Bayanzag, sometimes Bain-Dzak,, with the alternative Mongolian name of Улаан Эрэг, is a region of the Gobi Desert in the Ömnögovi Province of Mongolia, in which important fossil finds have been made. It was given this name by American paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews, who visited in the 1920s. The area is most famous for yielding the first discovery of dinosaur eggs. Other finds in the area include specimens of Velociraptor and eutherian mammals. It is illegal here to remove fossils without appropriate permits.The red or orange color of the sandstone cliffs, hence the nickname.Dinosaur fossilsThe following are dinosaur fossils that have been found in the Flaming Cliffs.Theropods: Maniraptorans: Velociraptor, SaurornithoidesOviraptorids: Oviraptor Ornithischians Ceratopsians: ProtoceratopsAnkylosaurids: Pinacosaurus
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  • The Flaming Cliffs also known as Bayanzag area region of the Godi Dessert and certainly live up to their name. The colour changes according to the light from an orange red to a deep, glowing red in th...  more »
  • Love this place . Wonderful memories. Please be prepared to walk for an hour . Balance and strength is a must to climb and navigate  more »
  • Perhaps one of the main attractions the Gobi desert this is what made me mad: the rock is all red and has gradients as Tsagaan Suvraga I had seen a few days earlier. Our Agency took in the early afternoon so the much-vaunted beauty of the rocks that glow in the sunset I couldn't admire it, surely this has contributed to my opinion. However in the Gobi tour is a must that you cannot miss.
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  • It’s amazing to see one steppe drop away so significantly as you look out across another plane that just goes on forever. The flaming cliffs are stunning and as you explore, you also hope that you manage to spot the next big fossil discovery. It was bloody windy when were there but we still managed to find shelter to enjoy a wine or several
  • Red Rocks. Blue skies. Vast lands. Numerous fossils of dinosaur species that once roamed the plains for millions of years. That's what the Flaming Cliffs have to offer. It's perfect.
  • Definitely worth a visit as part of the Gobi visit. Good at sunset time. Ultra blue sky combined with flaming red rock combines for beautiful moments.
  • Absolutely amazing cliffs when you go for sunset.
  • Nice spot ! Similar to the US canyon
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