Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Öndörkhaan

Ethnography Museum

This excellent museum is inside the 18th-century home of the Tsetseg Khan, who governed most of eastern Mongolia during the Manchu reign. Standout exhibits include ethnic costumes and Khalkha silver jewellery, a sha…
Top Choice Monument in Dadal

Deluun Boldog

About 3.5km north of Dadal village is a collection of hills known as Deluun Boldog. On top of one of the hills is a stone marker, erected in 1990 to commemorate the 750th anniversary of the writing of The Secret His…
Top Choice Spring in Dadal

Khajuu Bulag

This trickle of a mineral water spring, where Chinggis Khaan once allegedly drank, is about 2.2km west of Deluun Boldog and is easily spotted by the beribboned tree next to it. Fill your bottles, but watch out for t…
Mountain in Burkhan Khalduun

Burkhan Khalduun

Remote Burkhan Khalduun, elevation 2350m, is one of the sites mooted as the burial place of Chinggis Khaan, and also Mongolia's holiest mountain. Whether or not Chinggis was buried at God's Hill, The Secret History …
Buddhist Monastery in Baldan Bereeven Khiid

Baldan Baraivun Khiid

This monastery in Ömnödelger sum was first built in 1700. At its peak it was one of the three largest monasteries in Mongolia and home to 5000 lamas. Communist thugs destroyed it in the 1930s, but most of the buildi…
Monument in Batshireet

Öglögchiin Kherem

Literally ‘Almsgivers Wall’, but also known as ‘Chinggis Khaan’s Castle’, this 3.2km-long stone wall, believed to date from the 8th century, stretches around a rocky slope in Batshireet sum. It was once thought to …
Monument in Dadal

Stone Marker

About 3.5km north of Dadal village is a collection of hills known as Deluun Boldog. On top of one of the hills is a Stone Marker, built in 1990 to commemorate the 750th anniversary of the writing of The Secret Histo…
Monument in Delgerkhaan

Chinggis Khaan obelisk

13km south of Delgerkhaan village stands the Chinggis obelisk, featuring the visage of the khan on one side. It was built in 1990 under the sponsorship of Unesco, to commemorate the 750th anniversary of the writing …
Monument in Öndörkhaan

Balbal

A well-preserved Turkic-era balbal (stone grave marker) is 7km west of Chinggis Khot, past the airport. The squat-figured statue, covered in blue silk hadak (ritual scarves), has a disproportionately large head with…
Monument in Dadal

Stupa Memorial

This memorial, comprising three stupas, was built to honour the 607 people from Dadal who died in the political repression of the 1930s. The list of names is printed on the main prayer wheel. The Buriats were treate…