Tourist Map (22KB); Mongolia Destinations (main page)
Mandalgovi town is a small provincial town of 11,000 residents located on the transition zone of scattered bunch grass of the Middle Gobi (desert) about 186 miles (300 km) south of Ulaanbaatar, the national capital. The area's economy is dominated by animal husbandry, as the terrain and climate are too harsh for agriculture. Sheep, cattle, and goats survive on the scanty vegetation. The town is connected to the capital by road and air.