Top Destinations & Attractions
to Visit in Mongolia
Mongolia bordered by China and Russia is a vast nation that is famous for its rugged terrains and culture inspired by nomads. Known as the land of blue skies, its topography varies widely.
There are open grasslands located in Central Mongolia and as you head towards the south there is Gobi desert. In the West are the Altai Mountains and the North is decorated by the Taiga forest. Visit Mongolia, that is the least densely populated country in the world, any season around the year and you won’t regret it. Explore its mesmerizing destinations that render a look into different cultures existing in the country.
Some Of The Never-To-Miss Places While Visiting Mongolia Include:-
1) Bayanzag – Flaming Cliff
The Flaming Cliffs (name owing to its red or orange color of sandstone cliff) site is also called as Bayanzag or Bain-Dzak. It is a region of the Gobi Desert, located in the Ömnögovi Province of Mongolia. If you have an urge to see fossils remains, this place is must-visit for you.
The area is most famous for being the first place to have made the discovery of dinosaur eggs feasible. Also, found here were the remains of other Velociraptor and eutherian mammals. For geological experts, the place has rocks of the Djadochta Formation.
2) Yolin Am
Yolyn Am is situated in the Zuun Saikhanii Nuruu subrange of the Gurvan Saikhan Mountains of southern Mongolia. The valley is named after the Lammergeier (an old-world vulture) called Yol in the Mongolian language. It is also known as Valley of the Vultures or Valley of the Eagles. It is a part of the Gobi Desert. Yolin am is notable for deep ice that gets several meters thick by the end of winter.
3) Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
Located in Western Mongolia, Altai Mountains are one of the best tourist destinations that have attracted travelers for decades. You can directly fly to Bayan – Ulgii City and reach here in 3 hours to enjoy the beautiful lakes and the higher points of Mongolia around this region. The best time to visit this archaeological site that has been the UNESCO world heritage site is in June, July, August, September, and October.
The main attraction of this place is also the golden eagle festival celebrated during October near Ulgii town. As a custom, the Kazakhs living in the western part of Mongolia practice this art which is an example of men and bird unions. During the Golden Eagle Festival, visitors have a chance to a photo-shoot with the eagle hunters. Your photo with them would be the rarest selfies of yours in the nomadic culture live. You can also enjoy horseback riding and fun laden horse games which are part of this festival.
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4) UNESCO World Heritage Site – Orkhon Valley
This valley is the UNESCO world heritage site is located 500 km from the capital city of Mongolia and can be assessed easily through the paved roads. The best time to visit is during summer and early spring and autumn season.
This cultural landscape of the country is located in the central part of Mongolia. It has witnessed rollovers of civilizations and has been a linkage of Eurasian landmasses spread across the East and West. The site has various archaeological remains, dating back to the 6th century including Kharkhorum, which was the capital city of Genghis Khan during his reign in the 13th and 14th centuries. Have a peek into a nomadic life travelling to Mongolian pastoral societies and administration and religious centres that existed in early Mongolia.
The landscape is surrounded by extensive grasslands on the banks of the Orkhon River.
5) Kharkhorin – Erdenezuu (capital of the Mongolian empire)
Located 370 kilometers from Ulaanbaatar on the elevation of 1600 meters above the sea level, this ancient site of Mongolia Kharkhorin and the Erdenezuu monastery has 108 stupas. Explore ruins of Kharkhorin monumental walls that surround the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia Erdenezuu Monastery. If you are a Buddha follower, there is a central Temple called the Zuu of Buddha that has a statue of Buddha as a child. Beautiful turtle carving has been done on the stones that mark the boundary of this complex.
This all-around top tourist destination & attraction of the country has extinct volcanoes. The lake Terhiin Tsagaan can be seen at the altitude of 2060m, here.
A volcanic island amid the lake is bird watcher delight where exotic birds flock around the year. Khorgo volcano that lies in the east is a mesmerizing location that will take you to another world. The park is located in the central part of Mongolia.
7) Eight Lakes- Naiman Nuur
The area of Naiman Nuur,”Eight lakes” resulted from the volcanic eruptions that occurred all over the centuries. The lakes’ names are: -Shireet, the largest and the most serene, Khaliut, Bugat, Khaya, Khuis, Onon, Doroo and Bayan Uul.
If you are trekker types who want to travel to Mongolia, it is an ideal place where you can even experience snowstorms in June or August.
8) Great Bogd Mountain
This is the highest peaks of the Gobi -Altai mountain range. Its height is 3957m above sea level. Check out teal green moss, Flower beds with different color flowers and water cascades. Endangered animals found here include: wild sheep, ibex, and leopards and medical herbs found here are snow lotus, rose-root, and pagoda tree.
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