Top 10 Places to Visit in Mongolia
With a vast territory and a rich history, Mongolia offers so much to see and explore.
Amicus Travel Mongolia has listed for you the top 10 attractions or must-visit attractions in Mongolia.
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Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia- Mostly described, as sunny, peaceful and open, and a city of contrast where modern life comfortably blends with Mongolian traditional lifestyle. Wide streets are flocked by modern cars, while horsemen and cattle are still common scene.
2. Terelj National Park
Terelj National Park is one of the most visited and interesting national parks of Mongolia, which is natural beauty, forested alpine mountains and interesting rock formations very well known.
Highlights: Turtle Rock, Meditation temple Ariyabal and visit local nomadic families. During the summer there are great opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, flower and bird watching.
3. Gobi Desert
One of the most popular travel routes in the Gobi has a unique natural landscape; high mountains, springs, forests, sands, steppes and a rich animal kingdom.
Highlights: the picturesque gorge of Eagle valley, towering sand dunes; Khongor, Moltsog Els and Bayanzag flaming cliffs; the sites of numerous important dinosaur fossil discoveries.
4. Khuvsgul Lake
Khuvsgul Lake is known as the second clearest water lake in the world after Baikal Lake in Russia. The lake is 136 kilometers long, 36 kilometers wide, 262 meters deep. Khuvsgul lake is surrounded by majestic mountains covered with thick pine and larch forests where the unique wildlife of the region flourishes. There is you can see reindeer breeders who live in the mountain forests close to the lake.”
5. Genghis Khan Statue Complex
The statue is currently the biggest (40m high) equestrian statue in the world. It is connected with Ulaanbaatar by a paved road with 54km.There is a recreation area, restaurants, and souvenir shops occupy the base structure. From here, visitors use an elevator or walk to the head of the horse through chest and back neck of the horse, where they can have farseeing and good panorama view over the complex area.
6. Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape
Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape is registered by UNESCO in the World Heritage List as representing evolution of nomadic pastoral traditions spanning more than two millennia.
Highlights: Kharakhorum, Erdene Zuu Buddhist monastery, Orkhon waterfall, Tuvkhun monastery, and Khushuu tsaidam. Read more
7. Khorgo, Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park
The Khorgo – Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur (Terkh White Lake) National Park is amazingly beautiful scenery of mountains, cliffs, rapid rivers, lakes, extinct volcanoes and fantastic caves green forests and pastures, where the long haired yaks and horse thrive. The Khorgo Mountain is extinct volcano which lies east of the Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur beautiful lake with crystal clear fresh water.
8. Khentii province, Birthplace of Chinggis Khan
Temuujin (Chinggis Khan) was the founder of the Mongolia Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his demise. After founding the Mongol Empire and being proclaimed “Genghis Khan,” he started the Mongol invasions that resulted in the conquest of most of Eurasia. Highlights: There are many monuments and historical places involved with Genghis Khan. Read more …
9. Western Mongolia
Far western part of Mongolia is the most beautiful, but the least travelled destination. It is home to the world rare wild species, numerous ethnic groups and snow capped majestic mountains. Kazakh people, famous for their hospitality and generosity, take pleasure in poetry and music.
Highlights: Kazakh people, Eagle hunters, Golden Eagle festival, hiking and climbing at Mt Khuiten Peak.
10. Amarbayasgalant Monastery
The Monastery is one of the four leading important monasteries of Mongolia. The construction of the monastery temples, towers and other buildings, completed in 1737, represents the creative work and great craftsmanship of that period of time. 10 of the 37 temples were completely destroyed. The restoration of the monastery has recently almost been completed with the aid and assistance of UNESCO.”