Tsagaan Suvarga in Gobi desert, Mongolia

Tsagaan Suvarga in Gobi desert, Mongolia

adventure travel & photography

Destinations: Pakistan ◦◦ India ◦◦Turkey ◦◦ Egypt ◦◦ Bulgaria ◦◦ Mongolia ◦◦ Bangladesh ◦◦ Jordan ◦◦ Russia ◦◦ Turkmenistan ◦◦ Iran ◦◦ Kazakhstan ◦◦ Japan ◦◦ Hong Kong ◦◦ Greece ◦◦ Ukraine ◦◦ Syria ◦◦ Morocco

Type: Photo stories ◦◦ Places ◦◦ Documentary ◦◦ Black and White ◦◦ Fine Art Prints ◦◦ Seascapes ◦◦ Urban

The place

Tsagaan Suvarga (White Stupa) is a limestone rock formation and a rocky area in the Gobi desert, southern Mongolia. We stayed there for about 3 hours, but I would spend at least two days. The dusks and dawns must be excellent at this spot. Local people consider the White Stupa a sacred place.

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The site is similar to Bayanzag, maybe a bit more colourful and vivid. Most visitors walk along the clifftop, then continue through the valley floor. The photo opportunities are enormous, as seen from the photo gallery.

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The formation of the cliffs began millions of years ago. The whole Dundgovi Province was the bottom of an ancient sea. Tsagaan Suvarga contains many sedimentary limestone layers and is rich in marine fossils.

The cliffs stand approximately thirty meters in height and have been shaped strangely due to the wind's enormous power and water erosion.

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There isn't public transportation to this place. The most convenient way would be to hire a guide with a car or join a tour. For more adventurous travellers, I would recommend camping for at least a night in the area.

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Digital downloads and prints available

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