A landlocked country in Central Asia, Mongolia shares a land border with China and Russia. Mongolia is a relatively unexplored but travellers looking for a unique experience should not miss this country. Mongolia offers a unique mix of rich cultural heritage against the backdrop of natural wonders with untouched landscapes.
When planning a vacation in Mongolia, there are many places to go and sights to see. Here are just a few of the more popular tourist destinations in Mongolia to add to the itinerary and should not be missed:
Erdene Zuu Monastery – One of the oldest surviving monastery in Mongolia, the Erdene Zuu Monastery is considered to be a valuable treasure for the country. The monastery was damaged back in 1688 during one of the many battles between the Dzungars and the Khalk Mongols. Since rebuilt, it has 62 temples that housed around 1,000 monks.
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park – One of the national parks in the country, the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park is a protected zone in the Töv Province. The national park is home to beautiful rock formations, rolling hills and lush plateaus that have been well maintained. A small area in the park, specifically the southern area, is developed for tourists with restaurants, shops and camps where visitors can rent horses and camels. Other attractions include a Buddhist monastery open to visitors, a 20-meter deep glacial lake called the Khaglin Khar Lake and the Yestii Hot Water Springs.
Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan – Located in Southern Ulan Bator, the Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan is a complex containing six temples. It was originally the winter residence of Bogd Khan and is the last remaining of the original four residences of Bogd Khan. It is preserved for its historical and architectural significance. The six temples display many of Bogd Khan’s possessions including his collection of art and stuffed animals, his ornate ceremonial gear and ceremonial boots, his bed and throne.
Khuiten Uul – The highest point in the Tavan Bogd range, the Khuiten Uul stands at 4,374 meters tall. It is popular to travellers, especially adventure seekers who dare to climb and conquer the Tavan Bogd. There are no rental shops or stores to get mountaineering equipment here so a trip to the Khuiten Uul should be planned well. It is said that the best time to climb would be within the months of August and September, after the worst of the summer rains end.
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