Top Choice Cave in Tsenkheriin Agui

Tsenkheriin Agui

This huge cave looks deceptively small from the parking area. But once you scramble up the loose rock path, you realise its true size and how it must have afforded considerable shelter to the prehistoric humans who …
Buddhist Monastery in Khar Us Nuur National Park

Dörgön Monastery

Several brightly painted Buddhist temples have been erected on this hilltop in Dörgön sum (district) on the northeastern shore of Khar Us Nuur; the temples serve as a monastery. The site was established by Megjin, a…
Lake in Khar Us Nuur National Park

Khar Us Nuur

Khar Us Nuur (15,800 sq km, average depth 4m) is a vast marshy delta and Mongolia's third biggest lake by area, home to wild ducks, geese, wood grouse, partridges and rare sea birds. Twitchers, however, may be disap…
Mountain in Khar Us Nuur National Park

Jargalant Khairkhan Uul

At 3796m above sea level, this mountain crowns a teardrop-shaped massif encircled by Khar Us, Khar and Dörgön lakes. Dara Tour can organise trekking in the area, where there are natural springs and a 22m waterfall. …
Rock Art in Tsenkheriin Agui


These petroglyphs, on a rise just behind the burial mounds, feature dozens of etched figures, including some of antelopes and even tigers.
Walls in Khar Us Nuur National Park

Chinggis Khaan's Wall

This barely discernible hump running along the southwestern edge of Khar Us Nuur is thought to date back to the Kublai Khaan period, when it may have served as a water control structure or embankment. The wall is ac…
Historic Site in Tsenkheriin Agui

Burial Mounds

A few hundred metres further up the valley from the caves are some burial mounds; to the uninitiated, these would appear to be nothing more than piles of rocks.
Tower in Khar Us Nuur National Park


This metal watchtower on the western shore of Khar Us Nuur has been set up for viewing birdlife in the surrounding reed islands.