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

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

It is an endorheic account that is made up of thousands of lakes of different sizes, which form 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 saltwater lake 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 breadth of the basin makes both the flora and fauna of the area truly spectacular, with more than 200 species of birds that fly over that place. In addition, there is a wide 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 you are in the basin, the season of the year or the time of day. So much so, that during your visit you can find the "savagery" of 50 degrees below zero or 40ºC. Incredible but true. Finally, in this area, tombs have been found that have become a World Heritage Site thanks to the various civilizations that inhabited there, such as the Turks, Mongols or Huns, who stayed there as they passed through Europe and Asia.