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08 July 2020

Mongolian Beautiful Landscapes (Series III)

Mongolia: Mongolian Beautiful Landscapes (Series III), 8 July 2020. Images from Монгол шуудан and Delcampe.

Technical Specifications:

Mongolian Beautiful Landscape-III
2020/07/08
Type: stamp
Face value: 9100
Size: 42×28
Printing: offset
Size of Seal: 156×142
The number of stamps on the page: 12

Potanin Glacier

The Potanin Glacier is the longest glacier in Mongolia, it stretch about 14 kilometres and located through in the Altai Tavan Bogd mountain in Altai Mountains. The glacier is named after explorer Grigory Potanin.

As many other glaciers around the world, the Potanin Glacier is gradually decreasing in size. Over a 6-year period of observation, September 2003 to September 2009, it retreated by about 90 meters, thus recording an average retreat rate of 15 m/year. It also has become thinner, especially in its lower parts; the average thinning rate of 2.6 m/year has been measured over 2004–2009.

Darkhan Khairkhan Mountain

The Khangai Mountains (Хангайн нуруу) are an old mountain range in central Mongolia, some 400 kilometres west of Ulaanbaatar. Khangai has become a generally used term by Mongolians to describe the entire lush forest-steppe area to the north as opposed to the southern desert, which is called Govi (Gobi). The intermediary steppe area is called Kheer or Tal. The word Khangai is composed of the verb “khanga-” which means “provide, supply with necessities” and the Mongolian nominalizing suffix “-ai“. The word Khan (King) is also a possible root, probably even related to the verb “khanga-“. Therefore, Khangai is usually interpreted as provident lord, munificent king, generous gracious lord or bountiful king.

Khetsuu Khad

Khetsuu Khad is an enormous rock up to 20 m high, that lies across 5 to 7 km, sticking out of water below Khyargas lake. Peak of the rock is above the lake water and it attracts migratory cormorant birds to build nests and hatch eggs.

Bayan-Undur Mountain

Bayan-Undur is a sum (district) of Uvurkhangai Province in southern Mongolia. The sum was in 1931. The population density is 324832.0 ha, approximately 4.4 thousand people, 117 km from Arvaikheer and 303 km from Ulaanbaatar. It has a mountain range with dark brown, salty and salty soils.

Tsambagaras Mountain

Tsambagarav (Цамбагарав) is a mountain between Khovd Province and Bayan-Olgii Province in western Mongolia, it is a mountain of the Altai Mountains range. It has two peaks, its highest peak “Tsast Uul” (Цаст, lit. “snow-covered peak”) has an elevation of 4,193 metres (13,757 ft) and another peak same named “Tsambagarav” (48.655196,90.847063). The mountain is the stand-alone eternally snow-capped mountain of the Mongol Altai and the regional sacred mountain in Mongolia.

Zurkhen Island

Khuisün Naiman Lake

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