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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  • Bayanzag or Flamings Cliff, nice place, Dinosaurus history ! nice place for a walk, view of mountains, old lake that does not exist today, incredible  more »
  • I had always wanted to visit the flaming cliffs before I even heard of their name, having heard of the journeys of Roy Chapman Andrews during the 1920s and the groupbreaking dinosaur discoveries made ...  more »
  • The furious wind will try to make you fall off the cliff. You be careful, because there are no railings, but continue your visit: worth it, especially photographically. Go at sunset would be ideal, but it will be very difficult to harmonise the path of the day to be able to do that. Dinosaurs? Not it is hard to believe that they have found there is a prehistoric place.
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  • There is just the cliff where dinosaur eggs were first found in 1920s followed by a few excavation expeditions to uncover more dinosaur fossils. Stayed here for the night in this vast desert with an exactly feeling of being in the middle of nowhere. Dramatic cloud make the place look really out of this world. Amazing spot for sunset photography. But wind was extremely strong, so got to hold down that tripod with weights.
  • 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.
  • Sunset at this cliff was amazing
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