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Introducing Khujirt

After a lifetime on the steppes, the last thing any nomad needs is a holiday in the great outdoors. Fortunately, there is Khujirt, where local Mongolians can come and put on a pair of slippers and a bathrobe, enter a mud bath, dip into metal tubs filled with spring water and get some vitamin injections. This may not sound so inviting to foreign tourists but the spa resort (9am-6pm Mon-Sat) does make for an interesting stop if you are travelling though the Khujirt valley.

The 54km road between Kharkhorin and Khujirt is one of the best places in the country to see falcons and hawks, particularly the sar (moon) hawk. If you are ever likely to get a photo of one of these birds, this is the place.