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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 …
Museum in Dadal

Dadal Museum

The entertaining village museum consists of a wooden ger, with a statue of young Temuujin out front, and paintings of the grown-up Khaan and his descendants inside, along with black stallion tail-hair pennants (the …
Museum in Dadal

Hunting Museum

For an offbeat adventure, drop by the home of Zundoi-Davag, a 96-year-old hunter who will be happy to show you his contribution to the demise of endangered species, such as the snow leopard and the wolverine, sittin…
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…
Buddhist Monastery in Öndörkhaan

Shadavdarjaliin Khiid

Shadavdarjaliin Khiid, in the western part of town near the Sports Palace, is a freshly painted, walled temple complex with some ovoo (shamanistic offering) trees and a dozen monks. The original monastery in this ar…