The great beauty of the Uvs Nuur Basin in Russia and Mongolia

On several occasions I have told you that I love to see travel programs and documentaries to be able to surprise you with new destinations and, of course, to dream of being able to visit the most magical places on the planet one day. Last weekend I saw a documentary about a natural place that left me shocked by its beauty: the Uvs Nuur Basin, which is in Russia and Mongolia.

It is an endorheic account that is formed by thousands of lakes of different sizes, which forms a spectacular mirror of water that covers more than 3,000 square kilometers. It belongs to two different countries, Mongolia and Russia, being able to see it in the first in the provinces of Uvs, Zavhan and Hövsgöl and in the second in Tuyá, in the south-central part of the country.

A paradise

This incredible salt water lake It is intact, and if it is spectacular on television and in photographs, I imagine that being there has to be a unique experience. The great width of the basin makes both the flora and fauna of the area truly spectacular, with more than 200 species of birds flying over it. Also, there is a great variety of mountains, glaciers, swamps, deserts and forests, so the natural landscape will surely leave you speechless.

Of interest

It also highlights the great thermal variety that you can find depending on where in the basin you are, the season of the year or the time of day. So much so, that on your visit you can find the "wild" of 50 degrees below zero or 40ºC. Incredible but true. Finally, in this area tombs have been found that have become World Heritage thanks to the various civilizations that lived there, such as the Turks, Mongols or Huns, who stayed there as they passed through Europe and Asia.

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