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Ongiin Khiid

The bend in the pretty river here marks the remains of two ruined monasteries: Bari Lam Khiid was built in 1810 on the north bank, the same side of the river as the tourist ger camps. Khutagt Lam Khiid was built in …
Museum in Mandalgov

Aimag Museum

This Aimag Museum is divided into two main sections: a natural history section and a more interesting ethnography and historical section. There’s also a collection of priceless thangkas (scroll paintings), old flint…
Buddhist Monastery in Mandalgov

Dashgimpeliin Khiid

In 1936 there were 53 temples in Dundgov; a year later the Mongolian KGB reduced nearly all to ashes and rubble. In 1991 Dashgimpeliin Khiid was opened for the people of Mandalgov. Around 20 monks now serve the mona…
Park in Mandalgov

Monument Park

Communism has been preserved in this small park, which includes statues of Sükhbaatar, Yuri Gagarin (first man in space), Lenin, a pair of happy workers, various livestock, a Soviet–Mongolian friendship monument and…
Ruins in Süm Khökh Burd

Süm Khökh Burd

Buddhist Monastery in Erdenedalai

Gimpil Darjaalan Khiid

Park in Mandalgov

Tree Nursery

Retired forest engineer and local conservationist Byamba Tseyen helped establish, and now maintains this small tree-planting nursery on the edge of town in an attempt to fend off desertification from the Gobi's shif…
Buddhist Monastery in Baga Gazryn Chuluu

Delgeriin Choiriin Khiid

Monastery in Baga Gazryn Chuluu

Tsorjiin Khureenii Khiid

Cave in Baga Gazryn Chuluu

Usan Bolortiin Agui