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Cretaceous Dinosaur Fossil Sites in the Mongolian Gobi

Cretaceous Dinosaur Fossil Sites in the Mongolian Gobi is part of the Tentative list of Mongolia in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

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  • Tentative

The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

Community Reviews


Michael Novins United States 12.03.16

Cretaceous Dinosaur Fossil Sites in the Mongolian Gobi (T) by Michael Novins

I began my trip in Ulaanbaatar, where I stayed at the Ulaanbaatar Hotel, opened in 1961 and the city's oldest hotel (www.ubhotel.mn/), and ate hot pot at The Bull and the foreign version of Mongolian barbecue at bd's Mongolian Grill, opened in 2005 and the first U.S.-based restaurant to open a franchise in Mongolia (www.gomongo.com). I spent a day visiting the city's very few sites, including the Gandantegchinlen Monastery, but the best experiences in Mongolia are outside its capital. I flew to Dalanzadgad, the gateway to the Gobi desert, where I stayed at the Three Camel Lodge (www.threecamellodge.com/), and visited Yolyn Am gorge and Bayanzag (also known as the Flaming Cliffs). Bayanzag, where Roy Chapman Andrews made several important discoveries of dinosaur fossils, including the first discovery of dinosaur eggs, in the 1920s, is on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites as one of the Cretaceous Dinosaur Fossil Sites in the Mongolian Gobi.


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Site Info

  • Full name: Cretaceous Dinosaur Fossil Sites in the Mongolian Gobi
  • Country: Mongolia
  • Link: By Name By ID

Site History

  • 2014 - Submitted 
  • 2014 - Revision Includes former TWHS Gobi Gurvansaikhan Desert Fossil (1996)

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Locations

The site has 13 locations. Show all

  • Amtgai
  • Baishin Tsav
  • Bayanshiree????
  • Bayanzag
  • Bugiin Tsav
  • Burkhant
  • Khermen Tsav
  • Khongil Tsav
  • Khuurai Tsav
  • Nemegt
  • Shar Tsav
  • Tugrugiin Shiree
  • Urulbu Khudag