Sainshand is the capital of the province of Dornogovi, located Southeast Ulan Bator. It’s located in the desert steppes of the Eastern part of Gobi, on the Transmongolian’s way. This strategic location on the railway’s way allows it to enjoy a certain economic development, and the city, unlike other capitals of province, attracts a growing population and has 29.000 inhabitants today.
30 kilometres (19 miles) South city, we find the Buddhist monastery of Khamar, and the Shambala. Sainshand has a museum dedicated to Danzanravjaa, monastic literary figure of the 19th century, and distinguished leader of the school Nyingma (red hat) of Tibetan Buddhism.
Sainshand has a cold desert climate, with long cold dry winters and short warm summers.
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