Friday, June 20, 2014

MONGOLIA ~Morning Glory of Gobi - Great Gobi National Park - UNESCO ~

WOW!! Love it...Camels at sunrise... stunning view and a new place written and stamped for my collection...Thanks a million Christina!!【ツ】
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Located on a plateau that stretches across South East Mongolia and Northern China, the Gobi Desert is the fifth largest desert in the world and the second largest desert in Asia, covering an area of approximately 500,000 square miles. Unlike the Sahara there are few sand dunes in the Gobi; rather you'll find large barren expenses of gravel plains and rocky outcrops. Its location on a plateau high above sea level causes some extreme weather conditions. Winds can reach up to 85 miles per hour, causing temperatures ranging from -40° in winter to +40 in summer.

The Mongolian government established the Great Gobi National Park in 1975 and the UNESCO designated as the Great Gobi as the fourth largest Biosphere Reserve in the world in 1991 Great Gobi National Park is one of the largest World Biospheres, with an area larger than Switzerland.

 The Gobi is most known in history as part of the great Mongol Empire, and as the location of several important cities along the Silk Road.

Bactrian camels (two-humped) are a domesticated animal important for their wool and their use by herders as a means of transportation across the desert. This amazing animal can travel for 30 days without drinking any water.

With lovely animals of Australia stamp
(Issued 27-07-2011)


  1. nice! i wanted to do the transsiberian with stop in mongolia this winter but when do plans go wel eh? great piece of mail :)

  2. Wherever you go...please think of me!!!! ^___^

  3. Absolutely beautiful card and stamp!