FLAMING CLIFFS - this area of the Gobi desert is most famous for the first nest of dinosaur eggs and other fossils found here by the American paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews in the 1920s. He nicknamed this site "Flaming Cliffs" for the surreal glowing orange color of the rock. Called Bayanzag in Mongolian, which means "rich in saxaul shrubs", it is comprised of red sand, rocks, scorching sun, and emptiness.
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