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Yol Valley

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Ranked #8 of 27 attractions in Ulaanbaatar
Type: Valleys
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Scottsdale Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Scenery and animal life made this site special. You can walk or ride a horse to the bottom of a glacier, mostly receded in the summer months. The horses were calm, and the ride was an easy one on mostly level ground.

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772 reviews 772 reviews
581 attraction reviews
511 helpful votes 511 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Really great walk - nice and flat - wonderful scenery to take in as you stroll. Quite long - allow at least 3-4 hours. Mad antics of the thousands of gerbils made us laugh. Surprised that there was still ice in July but this made for an interesting trek through the last part of the canyon. You can horse ride... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We had quite a lot of mist going through the valley. Still, the ice was pretty amazing (and challenging) and the lack of other tourists made the whole walk through the valley very nice.

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Shanghai, China
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

It is nice and calm to walk. There is ice in valley until June. The valley is located in Gurvan Siakhan Mountain that is the protected mountain

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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274 reviews 274 reviews
147 attraction reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

When you are planning your Mongolian tour, be sure to add Yol Valley. It is a unique formation of hills and mountains that other parts of Mongolia don't quite represent as well. I came here in October, when all the grasses and other vegetation were dry and withered. My tour guide said that the best time is in the spring,... More

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Bernkastel-Kues, Germany
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

What a great luck I could travel there, even just briefly! I loved the beauty of this valley. Cannot forget its beauty and definitely want to come back there, to explore more and with more time!

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Jackson, Michigan
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Using Nomadic Expeditions the 3 of us traveled to Yol Valley after spending a few days at the Three Camel Lodge in the Gobi. As a hiker and mountain climber, I enjoyed the scenery and walk as it was very serene. There isn't a lot of wildlife that you can see (you can be assured animals see you though). It... More

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Barrie Ontario, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This place is very nice and getting there and away is beautiful. It is up high in the park and well worth the trip to get there. Spend the time to get out and hike around bit.

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
38 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

It is not a must see but is very nice. Walk along the valley and try to spot some vultures! It is a place for good piuctures.

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Seattle, Washington
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We really enjoyed our leisurely stroll through this valley. We saw lots of birds, pika and gerbil. The wild flowers are incredible. You must look UP and DOWN!

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