Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Mörön

Uushigiin Uver

On an arid plain about 20km west of Mörön, 14 deer stones have survived both howling winds and history, and now constitute one of the most enchanting Bronze Age archaeological sites in the country. Some of the stone…
Lake in Khövsgöl Nuur National Park

Khövsgöl Nuur

Known as the Blue Pearl of Mongolia, Khövsgöl Nuur is an extraordinary lake that stretches 136km deep into the Siberian taiga. The lake, mountains and forests that surround it form the basis for the popular Khövsgöl…
National Park in Khövsgöl

Khövsgöl Nuur National Park

Cupped in the snowcapped fist of the Sayan and Khoridol Saridag mountains, this national park is anchored by the shimmering blue sweep of the ice-cold, eponymous Khövsgöl Nuur. Buffeted by gusts of northern winds an…
Buddhist Monastery in Mörön

Danzandarjaa Khiid

An eerie dusty plain and the ruins of arched gates make for a dramatic backdrop to this monastery. The original structure (Möröngiin Khuree) was built around 1890 and housed some 2000 monks. It was rebuilt and reope…
Museum in Mörön

Khövsgöl Aimag Museum

Given the variety of wildlife in the aimag, stuffed animals such as the ibex and the lynx are, not surprisingly, the main feature of the museum; there's also a large tusk from a woolly mammoth dating back at least 4…
Park in Mörön

Khövsgöl Park

This dusty park consists of a giant map of Khövsgöl aimag with each sum (district) represented by a bit of public artwork that ranges from appealingly kitschy to kind of terrifying (examples include concrete dead-ey…
Lake in Shine-Ider & Jargalant

Zuun Nuur

This large lake is the scenic highlight of Khövsgöl's far south. There is excellent camping all around, or you can stay at the Dalai Vam Ger Camp, located on a hill overlooking the southern shore. This blue dollop o…
Landmark in Darkhad Valley

Darkhad Gate

This gate, framed by windblown ovoos (shamanistic offerings to the gods) and cawing ravens, faces onto a raw sweep of alpine meadows, rushing streams and wind-tossed taiga. The whole place feels like it fell out of …
Monastery in Chandman-Öndör

Dayan Derkh Monastery

Set on a beautiful bend of the Uur Gol, the Dayan Derkh Monastery consists of a log cabin temple – rebuilt in 2006 over the remains of an older monastery – and is home to a handful of lamas.The monastery is located …
Spring in Khövsgöl Nuur National Park

Khar Us

Khar Us is a series of springs surrounded by meadows of beautiful wildflowers. In June locals flock here to eat the bailius fish for its medicinal properties; these fish are smoked and served with wild green onions,…