Khökh Nuur

Western Mongolia

Simply meaning 'blue lake' (one of many so-named lakes in Mongolia), Khökh Nuur sits between Dayan Uul and Otgon Tenger. Just over 5km long, its grassy shoreline makes for excellent camping.

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2. Tsagaan Nuur

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The freshwater lake of Tsagaan Nuur reveals itself on the western approach to Dayan Uul.

4. Manchu Military Garrison

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7. Zavkhan History Museum

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8. Museum of Famous People

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