- Ulaanbaatar city / Capital city /
The capital city has celebrated its 377 year in 2016. Located in the middle of 4 sacred mountains has Soviet- era buildings, museums and culture. During the 20th century Soviet had control as they have urbanized the Ulaanbaatar city by building national parks, museum, palaces etc.. The modern Ulaanbaatar city had become a metropolis as compared to last 10 year of history. You will be able to visit numerous city sights that are popular among locals and tourists. Gandan monastery, big Buddha statue, Zaisan hill, cashmere shops, historical museum and dinosaur museum.
• The Terelj national park
One of the most popular place among tourists and locals. The Terelj Park is located 80 km far from the capital city. It has a very unique landscape structure with rock and cliff formation. The third biggest protected and sacred area in Mongolia.
• The Chinggis Khan Statue
The Chinggis Khan Statue is located at Tsonjin Boldog site, known as the world’s tallest statue of a rider, height of the statue is 40 meters. The complex is located 54km away from the city center, close to camping places close to the Tuul river bank. You can find historical museum within the statue and where you will find bronze era weapons, tools and weapons of warriors.
Restaurants and souvenir shops can be found on the first floor.
• The Elsen tasarkhai sand dunes
You can see the sand dunes if you are traveling by Tuv, Uvurkhangai and Bulgan province. The big Sand dunes are situated from Batkhaan mountain and it stretches to the Khugnu Khan Mountain. Sand dunes are separated by the main road into two parts Mogol Sand on the south and Khugnu Tarnyn Sand. Sand dunes are one of the popular tourist attractions that can be visited.
• The Khar Khorum ancient capital
In Mongolian history KharKhorum was the very first capital city, where the great adventurer Marco Polo had visited. The history of the old capital city starts between 1220-1380. The Chinggis Khaan has ordered to make Khar Khorum the capital of the Mongol Empire since 1220 the building process had begun. After the death of Chinggis Khaan his inherit Ogoodei Khaan continued his prophecy and made the Khar Khorum capital a flourishing trade city. The magnificence of the city had been mentioned in Marco Polos travel note and in Mongolian Secret History. The most important trade stop of historical Silk Road.
• The Tsenkher hot spring
Mongolia has plenty of hot springs and dead lakes, one them is Tsenkher Hot Spring/ translated from Mongolian it is called Blue Hot Springs/ The hot spring water reaches up to +80 C, it is outdoor natural spring. Spend the day in hot spring and spend the night in ger camps.
- Khorgo volcano, Terhiin tsagaan lake
The Khorgo volcano was active many years ago about 6000-8000 years. It is know as inactive volcano that is surrounded by an eight kilometer stretch of basalt landscape littered with caves, ravines, and canyons from which the area got its name. The Khorgo is not only extinct, inactive volcano there are over 10 volcanos and has average height 2210 m in width and 70-80m in depth.
- Deluun boldog
About 3.5km north of Dadal village is a collection of hills known as DeluunBoldog. 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 Mongolia. The inscription says that Chinggiskhaan was born here 1162.
- The Ikh Gazariin Chuluu / The mainland rock/
The Ikh Gazriin Chuluu is famous with its natural beauties such as self formed rocks. The highest peak can be reached up to 1706 m above sea level. The rocks formed as if they are sculptures that been made by person. Not only you will be able to see the fantastic formation of rock, but also tomb of ancient people can be found near the rocks.
• The Baga gazriin chuluu /The small land rocks/
It is a granite stone zone that can reach to 1768 m above sea level and cover 300 sq. meters. If you want to see the ancient time remaining you will be able to experience the Bronze era, Khunnu era, even Great Mongols era. The area is not only rich with minerals, but also a spa and hot spring also you can visit the old temple that has a history of the 17th century.
• The Orkhon waterfall
In Uvurkhangai province, Bat-Ulzii soum you will be able to see the waterfall called Ulaan Tsutgalan Khurkhree which is translated as Red waterfall falls into volcanic cracks from 20 meters and 10 meters wide. Just 45 km away you will find the legendary Tuvkhun Monastery. In 1680 the very first saint Zanabazar have created the national “Soyombo” symbol, at Tuvkhun Monestary
• The Khuvsgul Lake
The Khuvsgul Lake is one of the oldest lakes which have a history of more than 2 million years and is the number one pure water reserve in the world.
- The Otgontenger Mountain
The largest mountain in Mongolia which is located in Zavkhan province. The Otgontenger is worshiped by the Mongolian people as the powerful mountain which has spiritual power for the Buddhist. The reach can elevate up to 4021 meters above sea level.
- The Hustai National Park
The Hustai National Park is a special park, which is protected by Mongolian Government. The main objectives of the park are to conserve the ecosystem and build up the population of wild horses /Mongolian Takhi/, the only wild horse in the world that habits in Mongolia.
- The Yol valley
The Gobi desert will keep you charmed by its beautiful sightseeing as you visit the Yol valley you will be able to see two different types of nature. In the middle of the summer you will find ice glazer in the deep of the valley. When the sun comes up in the morning golden eagles began to fly from their nests, the valley was named after the habitat birds.
- The Erdenezuu monastery
Long after the ruins of the Khar Khorum city, in 1586, the 29th generation of Chinggis Khaan, Abtaisain Khaan he started to rebuild the oldest monastery known for today. Erdenezuu monastery was known as the biggest and the largest monastery, the population developed to 62 temples, over 500 gers and houses resided by 10000 monks in 400x400 m walls, by 1793. In 19th century due to the communist power most of the monasteries were destroyed and monks being killed and Ernedezuu was one of the temples. After the mass destruction only 28th temples of Erdenzuu monastery are preserved and serves as a museum, the oldest temple of Mongolia in Tibetan style which is active in our days. The most fascinating part is the architectural structure of the monastery, where the Tibetan, Chinese and Mongolians have constructed the monastery without using a single nail.
- Eight lakes /Naiman nuur/
The following Eight lakes are located in the mountain area of the Khangai mountain range. The surroundings of the lakes had been created by the millions year old volcano eruption and located 3,163 meters above the sea level. In 1992, the following area of 11,500 hectare size land was announced as a National Monument. To see all the eight lakes you have to go by feet as it has impassable roads for transportation. As soon as you get to the destination where you can see the most of the lakes you will not regret the path you have been through.
The lakes have their own names Shireet, Khaliut, Bugat, Khaya, Khuis, Onon, Doroo and Bayan-Uul. The size and color of the lakes are different from each other, you will be amazed how it is possible. Recently, due to climate change, the two smaller lakes are completely dried up.
- Tovkhon Monastery
Zanabazar was an ancient time enlightener, who have built the Tovkhon Monastery in 1654, located 2312 m above the sea level. The Tovkhon Monastery served as a creation temple and meditation center. Consisting of 14 temples it was destroyed by eastern Mongolian khan named Galdnbogshigt in addition communist soldiers destroyed the remaining of the temple in 1930’s.
The temples remaining were registered as World Cultural Heritage in UNESCO, 1996, after his recovery in 1992. The surroundings and the cave paintings will be the main factor to visit the historical temple.
• The Khar Lake
The lake is very unique by its surroundings, as it is located in the middle of the sand dunes. If you visit in certain time of the year you will be able to witness the migration of nomadic family. The nomad family that lives in the desert most commonly use two-humped camel as the transportation.
• The Reindeer herder families
In Khuvsgul aimag you can visit one of the oldest nomadic ethnic groups which have preserved the tradition for many years up until today.
• The Altain Tavan Bogd Mountain
The Altain Tavan Bogd mountain is translated as “Five Saints” was listed to protected area in 1996. The mountain’s Potanin Glaciers are known as the longest glacier in Mongolia by stretching for 25 km.
• The South Gobi
The ground where ancient dinosaurs that have evolved for many years, in present time there had been several discoveries of 70 million years old dinosaur bones.
• The Gobi Gurvan Saihan Mountain
In 1965, the desert Mountain called Gobi Gurvan Saikhan is translated from Mongolian as Three Beautiful Mountain is included in a list of protected area and located about 2200-2800 m above sea level.
The mountains are named separately as East Beauty, Middle Beauty and West beauty.
• The Khongor sand dunes
The Gobi desert is rich with beautiful natures and sightseeing and one of them is Khongor Sand Dunes, stretches to 185 km to the Sevrei northern valley and Zuulun mountain ranges. This beautiful sand dunes can reach up to 20-30 meters and when its windy it might give you a wonderful music played by the sand movements.
• The Bayan zag flaming cliffs
The flaming cliffs were named after the tree that covers the cliff area. The Saksual Tree that covers the cliff area can be the durable material for locals and become food for the live-stick in needed times. The Saksual tree can be 0.5 meters up to 10-20 meters.
• The Ongi Monastery
The Ongi monastery is well known by its two complex temples in the north and south banks of Ongi river. The southern bank 11 temples have a history older than the north bank. They both have more than 300 and 22 year old history together.