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VIDEO ȘI FOTO:Deșertul cu nisipuri cântătoare Khongoryn Els din Mongolia. Khongoryn Els sand dunes, South Gobi



In limba mongola, Khongoryn Els se traduce prin”Nisipurile Cantatoare”. Numele a fost dat datorită  zgomotul aparte, nemaiantalnit in niciun desert al lumii, produs de grăunțele  de nisip atunci cand vantul le împrăștie unele peste celelalte .Curios dar firele de nisip obișnuite, au suprafața aspră si neregulată în vreme ce  firele de nisip din Khongoryn Els sunt rotunde și netede.Acest deșert ”cantator” are intinde pe o lungime de aproape 200 kilometri in partea sudica a Marelui Desert Gobi, fiind marginit de Muntele Sevrei si Muntele Zuulun, din lantul Muntilor Altai. Khongoryn Els este cel mai ”zgomotos”, daca se poate spune asa, dintre cele circa 30 de pustiuri cântatoare răspândite in intreaga lume.

Khongoryn Els Travel Map Conform celei mai credibile teorii , nisipurile cântatoare, fluieratoare, sau chiar lătratoare (cum marturisesc mongolii ca se aude cateodata cand bate vantul din Siberia), sunt  particule de nisip care produc sunete de frecvente joase sau inalte, in funcție de puterea si presiunea vantului.

Khongoryn Els sand dunes, South GobiWe got to the Juurchin camp at Khongoryn Els around 3.30pm. It was hot and windy and after settling in to our gers we sat under the deck of the restaraunt. There were views of the sand dunes to the south, but there wasn’t much else around and the camp was fairly primitive (though the gers did have power).We drove 7km to the „singing” section of the sands, to the west of the camp. These looked like the film conception of the „Gobi desert”, though sand dunes actually make up only a small and atypical fraction of the Gobi. Peter and Bolormaa and I climbed to the top of the dunes – which must have been nearly 200m high — and Gabi made it half way up.After we drove back to the camp, the others settled in, but I walked maybe three kilometres down to the river that runs by the side of the dunes. There were camels, some cranes, and unidentified small birds, but also sandflies, which made an otherwise lovely spot not so fun to hang around in.Friday 8th JulyWe got up earlyish, hoping to see animals in the morning. Driving east again, towards the area we’d climbed the dunes the previous day, we spotted half a dozen gazelles. The riding camels weren’t ready yet, so we abandoned that idea.photoThe first waterhole we looked at was a disappointment, but the second was more substantial — there were no animals, but the scenery was attractive. 

We then set off on the long drive back the way we’d came. Fortunately it was overcast and not as hot as we’d feared.






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