Attractions

Top Choice Monument in Dadal

Deluun Boldog

In a boundary zone of steppe and taiga some 3.5km north of Dadal village, you'll find a grouping of rounded hills and shallow gullies intercut with clear mountain streams known as Deluun Boldog. On top of one of the…
Top Choice Museum in Chinggis

Khentii Ethnography Museum

This excellent museum occupies the 18th-century home of the Tsetseg Khan, who governed most of eastern Mongolia during the Manchu reign. Standout exhibits include ethnic costumes and Khalkh silver jewellery, a shama…
Buddhist Monastery in Khentii

Baldan Bereeven Khiid

At its peak, Baldan Bereeven Khiid was one of the three largest monasteries in Mongolia, home to 5000 lamas and thousands more pilgrims and monastic support staff. Communist thugs destroyed this building and murdere…
Mountain in Khentii

Burkhan Khalduun

When faced with a crisis of faith or at a crossroads in his life, Chinggis Khaan would ascend the peak of Burkhan Khalduun (2350m). With his belt around his neck in a show of supplication, he would petition the gods…
Natural Feature in Baldan Bereeven Khiid

Khurkh Valley

About 24km east of Baldan Bereeven Khiid, on the dirt track that leads to Binder, you'll pass through the green mountains and squiggly river of the Khurkh Valley. What's here? Nothing. As in, no people. Or fences. O…
Rock Art in Binder

Rashaan Khad

Place this site anywhere else in the world and it would be the centrepiece of an archaeological museum. In Mongolia, it is a largely forgotten rock – albeit a rock carved with some 20 different petroglyphs portrayin…
Monument in Binder

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 (district). It was once t…
Museum in Dadal

Museum of Temujin's Childhood

The entertaining village museum includes a wooden ger with a statue of young Temujin out front, and paintings of the grown-up Chinggis and his descendants inside, along with black stallion tail-hair pennants (the mo…
Archaeological Site in Baldan Bereeven Khiid

Deer Stones

This series of deer stones, which may have served as burial markers during the Bronze and Iron ages, can be found about 17km past Baldan Bereeven Khiid, on the way to Binder. Local folklore holds that a young Temuji…
Memorial in Dadal

Stupa Memorial

This memorial, comprising three stupas, was built to honour the 607 people from Dadal – mainly Buriats – who died during the political repressions of the 1930s. The list of names is printed on prayer wheels, which a…