CENTRAL MONGOLIA

KHARKHORIN ANCIENT CAPITAL

Kharkhorum was an ancient capital of Mongolian Great Empire in 13th century. There is Buddhist first monastery in the country called Erdenezuu that was built in 1586 and was sacked during the purges in 1937. Only walls and 3 temples remain. Also, there is Boovon had–men’s secret statue which is stone of men’s penis and made by monks of temples in 18 century for reason to shame of young monks who do not follow rules)

TSENKHER HOT SPRING

Tsenkher hot spring is sulphur spring that emerges from the ground at 85 Celsius degree. It is located on 1860m above from sea level. It is rich with different stones of Mesozoic in the spring and you can see chalk, white stones, boulder flint and kidney stones. And, many people come to under traditional medical treatment.

ELSEN TASARKHAI SAND DUNES

Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes are situated in a terrain of Uvurkhangai, Bulgan and Tuv provinces, stretching west side of Mount Khugnu Khan from west of Mount Batkhaan. The main road separates the sand dune into two parts, Mongol Els on the south and Khugnu Tarnyn Els on the north. Elsen Tasarkhai is surrounded by Mount Khugnu Khan on the north and Mount Ikh Mongol on the south.

 ORKHON WATERFALL

Orkhon Waterfall is 24m high in the volcanic landscape. The black volcanic rocks that carpet the landscape exploded 20-30 thousand years ago. It is situated on connection between of Ulaan Tsutgalan which is local name of the waterfall, and the Orkhon River which is the longest river in Mongolia with length of 1120km.

EIGHT LAKES

Eight Lakes is the area of Naiman Nuur (Eight Lakes), which was created by volcanic eruptions centuries ago and 3,163 metres above sea level Khuisiin Naiman Nuur (Navel Eight Lakes) is located on over 2,400 metre above sea level. The lakes are named Shireet, Khaliut, Bugat, Khaya, Khuis, Onon, Doroo and Bayan-Uul.