Yolyn Am

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Yolyn Am, Mongolia

Yolyn Am Reviews

avieira67 avieira67
101 reviews
Yolyn Am Feb 08, 2017
This valley, located 62 kilometers north-west of Dalanzadgad, is a protected site since 1965. Its wide entrance narrows gradually into a remarkable gorge. A spring of two or three kilometers long winds its way through the defile and in July, freezing into a thick corridor of ice that stretches along a considerable distance. Following the canyon to the high rock walls, about 2815 m above the sea leval, one have a breathtaking dramatic scenery, and is considered one of the most beautiful places in the country.

We arrived here in the late evening and we walked about 1.5 km. The river was not freeze, but in some parts we could see snow.

At the entrance of this valley, locals sell handicraft and offer horse rides. Some yaks could be seen on the way.

Entrance Fee: 3000 MNT
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Liselore_Verschuren Liselore…
252 reviews
A green valley with ice in the middle of the desert! Aug 25, 2011
In the middle of the dry and barren land of the Godi Desert lies the extraordinary landscape of Yolyn Am (Vulture’s Mouth). When driving towards this beautiful area, all of a sudden everything turns green and lush. Nothing here will remind you that you are in fact still in the middle of a desert. The surroundings are still rough with high grey rocks, but there are also lots wide areas of thick grass.

When at Yolyn Am, there’s one likely thing to do and that is to hike the rocky path back and forth across a small stream of water towards the highlight of Yolyn Am: a gorge that is filled with ten metres of ice from September to June. The hike is a few kilometres and will take about 45 minutes one way. If you happen to be there in July or August, like I was, there will be no ice in the gorge, just running water. The hike is still very worth the trouble though, it is a beautiful walk through green hills and you’ll see lots of animals (large predatory birds flying by and rodents that resemble a match between a marmot (groundhog) and a squirrel).
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Ils1976 says:
Klinkt overtuigend ... nog iets om op mijn ellelange lijst te zetten! :)
Posted on: Aug 22, 2012
Liselore_Verschuren says:
Dat is het inderdaad. Ga het zien, ga het zien! ;)
Posted on: Aug 22, 2012
Ils1976 says:
Echt mooi! :)
Posted on: Aug 21, 2012
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Yolyn Am
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