The Park is located in Khan Khentii Protected Area, the motherland of Chingis Khaan, and contains numerous important historical and cultural sites. The Terelj National Park is situated 80 km northeast of Ulaanbaatar, is famous for its unique granite rock formations and pristine alpine scenery. The Park lies at an altitude of 1600 m. Three major river systems have their sources in the protected area: the Tuul, Onon, and Kherlen river. This is one of the most beautiful areas in Mongolia.
The Monastery is located in the southern entrance of Bogd Khaan National Park. This 18th century monastic complex of temple was left ruins after communist purges of the 1930's. A new temple were built next to the ruins of the old temple and serves as a museum with pictures and artifacts from the original monastery. The surrounding area is perfect for walking in green woods, meadows and clear water mountain streams.
Khustain Nuruu Protected Area of Tuv province was established in 1993, is located 100 km from the capital city and there are last wild horse in the world Prezewalski horse- takhi. The landscape ranges from grassland steppe, and dawn and dusk are the best times for visitors to see the wild horses, deer and gazelle.
The Khorgo Mountain is a dormant volcano located on the east shore of lake Terkhiin Tsagaan is 2.100 m above sea level. The volcanic crater is the highest in Orkhon valley 200m wide and 100 m deep. The northern slope is covered with Siberian Larch, and on the southern side lies so- called Basalt Ger. It is a large solidified bubble of lava with broken piece on one side, which makes natural door. The height of some of these stone gers is 1.7 m.
Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan was formed when volcanic lava dammed the Suman River, cutting a large gorge through the basalt. It is astonishingly beautiful lake, 20 km long, 16 km wide and 4-10 meters deep with an altitude of 2.060 m above sea level.
The Spring lie around 30 km south to the Arkhangai province, center Tsetserleg. This hot spring serves as a health spa for visitors. The water of the spring maintain a constant temperature of 86.5 degree Celsius and contain hydrogen sulfide.
The ancient capital city's location was chosen by Chingis khaan in vast valley of Orkhon river in 1220 and completed by his third son Ogedei (great khan after his father's death) in 1235. The foundations of the Palace of Ogedei, with a surface area of 1200 meters, give a sense of the majesty of the ancient city. The city, capital of the largest land has ever known in the world was the Mongol armies supply point, cosmopolitan, multi-cultural and trade center of all Mongols at its time. Today nothing remains from the city.
In 1586 was built at the iniative of influencial feudal of Abtai Khan using stones, bricks, and other various building materials from ruins of Khara- Khorum city. It is the oldest Buddhist monastery of Mongolia and currently encompasses both museum and functioning monastery. It is peculiar that not a single nail was used in buildings of these temples and all the walls. Around the monastery clay walls the chain contact of 108 stupas. These stupas were erected in honor of religious and state events. There were over 60 large and small temples inside and approximately thousand lamas lived there.
The lake is one of the most popular tourist sites is 136 km long, 36 km wide, 262 m deep, and altitude of 1645 m above sea level. It is one of the most spectacular places in Mongolia, with high mountain peaks, lush lakeside meadows, taiga and forest steppe in the northernmost region of the country. The lake and surrounds are home to nine species of fish and 68 species of mammals, which makes this area a perfect destination for fishermen and nature lovers.
The Mongolian Gobi Desert was the site of some of the famous dinosaur fossil discoveries, including the world's first dinosaur egg nests, some of which can be seen in the Natural History Museum in capital city of Mongolia Ulaanbaatar. The most Bactrian camels live in this region and visitors can take a camel trek and see Flaming Cliffs, the huge sand dunes of Khongor Els, and the remarkable gorge at Yolyn Am (Lammeregier Valley).
Yol (Yol- Lammergeir)Valley has been protected since 1965 and has an area of 70 squire kilometers of strictly protected area. The narrow canyon of a river that flows through Zuun Saikhan Mountain, it is 2.816 m above sea level. The gorge has sheer rock walls with a height of 200 m in the central part of the gorge. Only two person can pass through the narrowest part at the same time you see only blue line of sky. A spring two or three kilometers long winds its way through the defile and freezes into a thick corridor of ice that stretches along for a distance.
In the west site of Bayanzag the Flaming Cliffs, so named by explorer Roy Chapman Andrews. From this area were found archaeological finds of the Paleolithic Era, which are displayed in Natural History Museum in capital city. The Khongor Els Sand Dunes lie on the northern part of the mountains of Sevree and Zuulun. This sand dunes stretch for an extraordinary 180 km and are 15- 20 m wide and high. The sound produced by masses of snd moving in the wind can heard, that's why dunes have been given name "The singing Sands" or "Duut Mankhan".
The "Monastery of Tranquil Felicity" is the second largest monastery in Mongolia is located in the bank of Selenge river. It was built between 1727- 1737 dedicated to Zanabazar, who was Mongolian first Bogd Gegeen religious leader, and famous artist in Mongolia. The monastery was one of few monasteries could survive the communist purges of the 1930's mostly intact, although many religious items were taken. In 1975-1998 did restoration works of the historic site and currently 50 monks living in the monastery. Surrounding fields of grass and wildflowers, Burengiin mountain range are build beauty of complex attractive destination for visitors.
The snow- capped peaks of the imposing Altai Mountain, the highest reaching over 4000 m above sea level, dominate the landscape of western Mongolia. The Altai, and province of BayanUlgii in which mountains are located, are extraordinary attractive to mountain and rock climbers to scale the heights of Tavan Bogd, the highest point in Mongolia 4374m above sea level. In this area countless lakes, glaciers, springs, and streams dotted throughout the mountains and green valleys, though one of wettest regions in the country. In BayanUlgii western region of Mongolia live largest ethnic minority, the Kazaks, and continue to uphold their ancient traditions.