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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…
International in Khövsgöl Nuur National Park

Garage 24

Garage 24 has a Western-oriented menu (the chef trained in the UK) that will come as a welcome break after a few days of roughing it in the wilderness. The English breakfast includes bacon, toast, beans and sausage.…
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…
Mongolian in Khövsgöl Nuur National Park

MS Guesthouse

MS is a nice place to eat and will occasionally prepare khorkhog (a mutton dish cooked using hot stones) and authentic Mongolian barbecue for guests and visitors. They also whip up some of the best buuz (dumplings) …
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…
Mongolian in Mörön

50° 100° Hotel

This hotel restaurant serves a good range of Mongolian and Western mains, including pretty fine pizzas that only take about five hours to prepare (we're exaggerating, but order in advance). The menu features a range…
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…