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Top Choice Lake in Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park Region

Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur

Protected within the Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park, this scenic freshwater lake is around 16km long, east to west, and around 4km to 6km wide, north to south. It takes around two hours to walk from Tari…
Top Choice Museum in Tsetserleg

Museum of Arkhangai Aimag

This is one of the best aimag museums in the country, not least because it is housed in the charming courtyard-temple complex of Zayain Gegeenii Süm, which was first built in 1586 but expanded in 1679, when it house…
Top Choice Cafe in Tsetserleg

Fairfield Cafe & Bakery

A godsend for those who've done the hard yards in the countryside, this Australian-run cafe-restaurant offers a fantastic menu of international cuisine. The cafe bakes its own bread and cakes, to go with full Englis…
Top Choice Volcano in Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park Region

Khorgo Uul

With its surrounding lava field, this 200m-tall extinct volcano dominates the area to the east of the lake. From its west side there are stairs leading up to the rim of the crater, a short 15-minute trek that leads …
Monument in Arkhangai

Kul-Teginii Monument

When Chinggis Khaan decided to move his capital to Karakorum, he was well aware that the region had already been the capital of successive nomad empires. About 20km northeast of Khar Balgas lies the remainder of yet…
Hot Springs in Arkhangai

Tsenkher Hot Springs

Set between forested hills, Tsenkher's hot springs are a popular detour from the main road. If you're expecting to soak among pristine, natural surrounds, however, you'll be disappointed, as the hot water is pumped …
Lake in Arkhangai

Ögii Nuur

This scenic freshwater lake (7km long, 5km wide) is a listed-Ramsar site, and popular spot for birdwatchers and those wanting to do some fishing and pitch a tent by the shore. It's a handy location to break up the t…
National Park in Arkhangai

Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park

Spanning some 773 sq km, this national park is most famous for its freshwater Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur (Great White Lake) and dramatic volcano Khorgo Uul. It's a great spot for relaxing by the lake, or hiking and horse…
Temple in Tsetserleg

Galdan Zuu Temple

An unmissable landmark overlooking town is this spectacular temple perched high up the hill above the aimag museum. It stands behind an impressive 7m statue of the Buddha. Behind the temple is a large, near-vertical…
Gorge in Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park Region

Chuluut Gorge

This dramatic gorge, about 30km east of Tariat, makes for a pleasant picnic stop. There are plans to develop a 150m glass skywalk bridge across the gorge, but it was yet to be signed off at the time of writing. Ther…