Gurvan Saikhan Mountains
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Peaks of Zuun Saikhany Nuruu after a September snowstorm
|Peak||Dund Saikhany Nuruu|
|Elevation||2,825 m (9,268 ft)|
|Native name||Гурван Сайхан|
|Parent range||Gobi-Altai Mountains (Altai Mountains)|
|Geological features||Yolyn Am|
The Gurvan Saikhan (Mongolian: Гурван Сайхан, lit. "three beauties"), is a mountain range in the Ömnögovi Province of southern Mongolia. It is named for three subranges: Baruun Saikhany Nuruu (the Western Beauty), Dund Saikhany Nuruu (the Middle Beauty) and Zuun Saikhany Nuruu (the Eastern Beauty).
The highest peak is found in Dund Saikhany Nuruu, and is 9,268 feet (2,825 meters) above sea level. A notable gorge, Yolyn Am, is found in Zuun Saikhany Nuruu. Though the range is surrounded by the Gobi desert, Yolyn Am contains a semi-permanent ice field.
The range forms the eastern part of the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park.
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