Here you can see lake Huvsgul, Mongolia’s second largest lake. Known as the Mongolian Switzerland, huvsgul offers views of breathtaking natural beauty. Imagine a 2760 sq.km alpine lake with water so pure you can drink it. Add dozens of snow-capped mountains, thick pine forests and lush meadows with grazing yaks, reindeer and horses. Mystical shamans invoke lost souls from the Great blue sky to the sound of beating drums.
The second largest monastery in Mongolia, the Monastery of Tranquil Felicity, is located near the Selenge River. The Manchu emperor Yongzheng built the monastery between 1727 and 1737, and dedicated it to Zanabazar, Mongolia’s first Bogd Gegeen and famous artist and the inventor of the vertical Mongolian script. Amarbayasgalant Monastery was one of the few monasteries in Mongolia to survive the purges of the 1930s mostly intact, although many religious items were looted by the communists. Restoration of this historic site began in 1975, and was completed in 1998. There are currently around 50 monks living in the monastery. The nearby Burengiin mountain range and surrounding fields of grass and wildflowers make this one of the most attractive destination in Mongolia. Visitors to Amarbayasgalant praise the beauty of the complex and the surrounding area, which is perfect for camping.
Bai bulagiin ruins
The ruins at bai bulag ruins are located 10 km’s west of khutag Undur soum on the north of the Selenge river. The Bai bulag ruins were a trade center of the Uigar people in the 9th and 10th century. Later, Mongolian built a monastery inside the wall, so it’s called Bai bulag sum. /monastery/
Uran volcano, Jalavch volcano
This extinct volcano lies near the road, and stretches from Bulgan town to Muren, for 80 km’s northwest of bulgan town through the territory of khutag –undur soum. The reserve occupies a territory of 8 square km’s, with an elevation of 1.686 meters above sea level. In has been protected since 1965, and today enjoys the statue of “natural Monument”. On the top of extinct volcano is acrater, 500 to 600 meters wide and 50 meters deep, filled with a small ‘crater lake’ about 20 meters in diameter. There are green woods in the center of the Crater lake. It’s a really fascinating mountain.
The “Dark Blue Pearl” of Mongolia is one of the deepest lakes in the world and makes up over one percent of the world’s fresh water. It is also one of the most spectacular places in Mongolia, with high mountain peaks, lush lakeside meadows and taiga and forest steppe in the northernmost region of the country. Minority ethnic groups such as the Buryat, Darkhad and Tsaatan people live in the area, lending a unique cultural diversity to the region and its towns. 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. Yaks and horses graze in the alpine meadows, geese and stork make their homes by the water, and bear, sable and moose roam in the mountains. The region of Huvsgul Lake offers activities ranging from the sedate to the most adventurous, such as kayaking, hiking, horse riding and simply relaxing by the pristine shores of one of the most beautiful alpine lakes in the world.
The reindeer family in Mongolian name is Tsaatan people live in the taiga and forest steppe retaining their ancestral culture based on humanistic rituals and nomadic rein deer herding. They move during all seasons in the taiga to follow their reindeer’s feeds of pasture. Tsaatan people became Mongolized Tuva descent. They had been herding reindeer since early times that’s why they are called tsaatan /Reindeer breeder/. They become national minority because of they have their own language, customs, religion and forms of living condition. Their language is Uigar & religion is Shamanism. The main way of there live is herding reindeers, taking there & hunting. Their living places are Burkheeleg, Jams, Ulaantaiga’s great mountains, Tengis, Sharga. There are 95 tsaatans in 19-22 families in the west taiga and 85 tsaatans in 17-19 families in the east taiga of Tsagaan nuur soum. About 150 tsaatans people live in the center of soum. Approximately 300 tsaatans live there.
Suman khad rock mountain.
Suman khad rock is located near the Huvsgul lake. The Suman khad beautiful places in the Huvsgul lake.
Darkhadiin khotgor is a large geological depression, 100 km’s in length, between the mountains of Khoridol Saridag uul and Ulaan taiga uul. The depression extensive marshes and many lakes such as Targan, Narmai and Tsagaan.
Khoridol Saridag Uul
This area covers the territory of Ulaan uul and Renchinlhumbe soums of Huvsgul aimag and occupies 1886.4 square km’s of land. Khoridol Saridag mountain range region is described as vertical in that region, such as tundra, taiga. Forested steppe and mountainous area, which are greatly different in terms of nature environment and landscape but located close to each other.
The Eg River has its source in the Lake huvsgul and flows about 500km, joining the Selenge river in northern Mongolia and so to Lake Baikal in Siberia. The Eg River has numerous species of fish, such as Taimen, Brachymystax lenok.
About 50km South of Moron, on the border with the Arkhangai aimag, is an area where the Ider, Bugsei, Selenge, Delger Moron and Chuluut rivers converge. In September and October this is one of the best fishing spots in the country.