Khuvsgul nuur is located in the northwest of Mongolia near the Russian border, at the foot of the eastern Sayan Mountains. It is 1,645 metres (5,397 feet) above sea level, 136 kilometres (85 miles) long and 262 metres (860 feet) deep. It is the second-most voluminous freshwater lake in Asia, and holds almost 70% of Mongolia’s fresh water and 0.4% of all the fresh water in the world. The town of Hatgal is at the southern end of the lake …..
Snow capped mounts, soaring Eagles , traces of ancients tribes, burials of nomadic nobles, galleries of rock paintings and unspoiled culture of Kazakh people are the true colors of Wild West.
The Orkhon Valley, west of Ulaanbaatar, along the Orkhon River in the Övörkhangai and Arkhangai Provinces, was the center of the Mongol Empire, the center of the Uighur Empire, and the birthplace of Mongolian Buddhism. Today, the cultural heritage of the valley constitutes a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
• Karakorum — the ruins of Genghis Khan’s capital city, the heart of the Mongol Empire
• Ordu-Baliq — archaeological site on the remains of the capital city of the first Uighur Empire
• Erdene Zuu Monastery — the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia
• Tuvkhun Monastery
• Khustain Nuruu National Park
The Gobi is a large desert region in Asia. The desert basins of the Gobi are bounded by the Altai Mountains and the grasslands and steppes of Mongolia The Gobi is most notable in history as part of the great Mongol Empire, and as the location of several important cities along the Silk Road. The Gobi is made up of several distinct ecological and geographic regions based on variations in climate and topography. One is the Eastern Gobi desert steppe ecoregion, a palearctic ecoregion in the deserts and xeric shrublands biome, home to the Bactrian camel and various other animals. It is a rain shadow desert formed by the Himalaya range blocking rain-carrying clouds from the Indian Ocean from reaching the Gobi territory. More…….