Elsen Tasarkhai is a part of the Mongol Els sand dunes, that continues 80 km long 5 km wide across Burd, Bulgan and Gurvanbulag soums of Uvurkhangai province. It is located 280 km west of Ulaanbaatar and 80 km east of Karakorum - the ancient Mongolian capital. The area is surrounded by sand dunes, hills covered with rare bushes and a small forest near a river. Together this presents a unique combination of Mongolian mountains, forests and Gobi-type landscape in one location. Local people call this sand dunes Duut mankhan (Singing sand).


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Gandan by Lola Akinmade Åkterström

Archival pigment print / Photography

Image size: 46.5 x 35 cm paper size: 42 x 57 cm (edition of 50)

Paper: Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 500gr

Signed and numbered