Khujirt hot spring
Khujirt hot spring is located in Khujirt soum in Uvurkhangai province. Its warm waters emerge from a depth of 120m. Its healing properties and comfort have been well known among the local populace since the 1600s. A resort was built here in 1939 and was privatized in 2008.
Originally, Karakorum served as the first capital of the Mongol Empire, founded by Chinggis Khaan. Visitors, these days, can visit Monastic grounds of Erdene Zuu and monuments remaining from the founding of the city. Modern day town of Kharkhorin, located at the site also houses a museum which holds artifacts from both the Mongol Empire and previous dynasties that were found in the Orkhon valley (UNESCO World heritage site).
Located in the town of Kharkhorin, Erdene Zuu was one of the three main monastic centers until early XXI century. It was built in 1589, when Kharkhorum fell into ruins and its rubble was used in the construction of Erdene Zuu Monastery. Part of the monastery survived purges of 1937 and can be visited today.
Ulaan Tsutgalan, also known as Orkhon waterfall, is a 20m tall waterfall located in the historic Orkhon valley. Formed some 20,000 years ago during volcanic eruptions, the waterfall and its surrounding area is home to picturesque landscape and many nomadic herders. Aside from trekking near the waterfall, horse riding, kayaking and nomadic family visiting opportunities are available.
Tuvkhun monastery, founded by the head of Buddhism in Mongolia, first Bogd Zanabazar, is one of the earliest monastic centers in the country. Located 2,600m above sea level amidst tall hills and forests, it is a very tranquil place where the first Bogd created the Soyombo alphabet. The monastery suffered a destruction in 1937 but it was newly rebuilt in 1997.