Lake in Khövsgöl Nuur National Park

Khövsgöl Nuur

Known as the Blue Pearl of the Mongolia, Khövsgöl Nuur is an extraordinary lake that stretches 136km deep into the Siberian taiga. The lake and mountains that surround it form the basis for this popular national par…
Museum in Bulgan City

Bulgan Aimag Museum

This museum on the main street has some information on obscure sights in the aimag; a display on J Gurragchaa, Mongolia’s first man in space; war photos, and a few musical instruments, including the ol' human-femur-…
Museum in Bulgan City

Museum of the West Road Military Unit

The West Road Military Unit was a key force in freeing Mongolia from White Russian rule in 1921. Its history is described in this small museum, 2.5km south of Bulgan. Choibalsan and Khatanbaatar Magsarjav both staye…
Museum in Erdenet

Museum of Orkhon Aimag

Hidden in a concrete complex on the right side of the Marx mural, this small museum showcases a mix of subjects – from Khalkha, Kazakh and Buriad national costume, traditional musical instruments and snuff bottles m…
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, as well as a large tusk from a woolly mammoth dating back at least 40,…
Buddhist Monastery in Darkhan

Kharaagiin Khiid

A little difficult to find but worth seeking out is this attractive little monastery. Housed in a pretty log cabin in the old town, it has a host of protector deities and a tree encased in blue khatag (silk scarves)…
Museum in Darkhan

Museum of Darkhan-Uul

This appealing little museum contains a well-laid-out collection of archaeological finds, traditional clothing, religious artefacts and taxidermied examples of aimag wildlife. You may spot a wind instrument made of …
Museum in Altanbulag

Aimag Museum

The surprisingly entertaining aimag museum features exhibits dating back to Mongolia’s independence movement of 1921. Standout relics include heroic Soviet-style mosaics of Sükhbaatar, a lifesize golden statue of th…
Deer Stones in Uushigiin Uver

Uushigiin Uver

A Bronze Age site, Uushigiin Uver contains 14 upright carved deer stones, some with splendid white design against an ochre-coloured background, plus sacrificial altars (keregsuur). This remarkable collection is loca…
Buddhist Site in Erdenet

Buddha statue