EASTERN MONGOLIA

ONON RIVER/BALJ RIVER

Onon and Balj River the upper Onon River is one of the areas that are claimed to be the place where Chinggis Khaan was born and grew up. The river is one of the biggest rivers abundant with fishes. It begins from Khan Khentii Mountain range and flows 800km on Mongolian territories and flows into Shilka River, one of the biggest rivers in Eurasia. Also, the Balj River is popular by Taimen.

DELUUN BOLDOG

About 3.5km north of Dadal village is a collection of hills known as Deluun Boldog. On top of one of the hills is a stone marker , built in 1990 to commemorate the 750th anniversary of the writing of The Secret History of the Mongols . The inscription says that Chinggis Khaan was born here in 1162. Some historians may not be entirely convinced about the exact date or location of his birth, but it’s a great place to come into the world: the scenery and hiking around the valleys and forests are superb.

CHOIBALSAN CITY

Choibalsan is the fourth-largest city in Mongolia. The name of the city was Bayan Tumen until 1941, when it was renamed after the communist leader Khorloogiin Choibalsan. It is the capital of the province of Dornod. The city administrative unit’s official name is Kherlen sum, with area of 281 km2. It is situated at the Kherlen River, at an elevation of 747 m above sea. The location has been a post on a trading route for centuries. In the 19th century it grew into a city, and became the economic hub of eastern Mongolia in the twentieth century. After democratization in 1992, when the Russian workers left, large parts of the economy collapsed. Since then, the city has suffered from one of the highest unemployment rates in Mongolia. Due to the city’s proximity to the site of the Battle of Khalkhin Gol, it contains a museum dedicated to Georgy Zhukov, hero of the battle.