A group of Tsaatan herders nicknamed 'business Tsaatan' have set up a souvenir camp here with miserable-looking reindeer who cannot cope with the area's summer heat.

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1. Khövsgöl Nuur

4.51 MILES

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…

2. Khövsgöl Nuur National Park

5.71 MILES

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,…

3. Mogoi Mod

8.01 MILES

The Mogoi Mod (snake tree) is located about 4km from Khatgal towards Jankhai Davaa in a grove of thin trees. This tree, which curves into a unique spiral,…

4. Research station

13.42 MILES

This small geological research station marks the end of the road that runs up the western shore of Khövsgöl Nuur; from here, the track becomes a rocky,…

5. Khar Us

25.99 MILES

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…