Attractions

Top Choice Lake in Dariganga

Ganga Nuur

From the end of September until mid-October, this lake is home to thousands of migrating swans. Along the shore, in a fenced compound, is delicious spring water that's safe to drink. If you don't fancy paying the ca…
Monument in Dariganga

Toroi-Bandi Statue

Looking like the bad-ass hero of an excellent action movie we really hope gets optioned one day, the seated figure of Toroi-Bandi – the Robin Hood of Mongolia – pointedly stares across the steppe to China. You can a…
Religious Site in Dariganga

Altan Ovoo

The skyline of the neat little town of Dariganga is dominated by Altan Ovoo, an extinct volcano topped by a stupa, which only men are allowed to visit. The stupa was built in 1990 on top of the ruins of the original…
Monument in Dariganga

The Son

This squat, stone sculpture, worn down by the wind but still evocative, is one of the main balbal (stone figure believed to be a Turkic grave marker) sights on the north edge of town.
Monument in Dariganga

The Bride

Women make offerings to this balbal (stone figure believed to be a Turkic grave marker) with hopes of having healthy babies.
Buddhist Monastery in Dariganga

Ovoon Khiid

In the village you can visit the small Ovoon Khiid, which was built in 1990 (and has probably not been repainted since) and is served by a handful of monks.
Monument in Dariganga

The King and Queen

This is one of the main balbal (stone figure believed to be a Turkic grave marker) sights, on the north edge of town. It consists of two huddled figures.