Attractions

Buddhist Temple in Terelj Area

Günjiin Süm

Surrounded by magnificent forest and not far from a lovely river, the Baruun Bayan Gol, this Buddhist temple (elevation 1713m) was built in 1740 by Efu Dondovdorj to commemorate the death of his Manchurian wife, Ama…
National Park in Terelj Area

Gorkhi-Terelj National Park

Located 55km northeast of Ulaanbaatar, this popular national park is characterised by picturesque alpine scenery. It offers great opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, swimming (in icy-cold water), rafting and ho…
National Park in Terelj Area

Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area

To the northeast, Gorkhi-Terelj National Park joins the Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area, comprising more than 12,000 sq km of the Töv, Selenge and Khentii aimags. The Khan Khentii park is almost completely unin…
Buddhist Site in Terelj Area

Aryapala Initiation & Meditation Centre

Head north 3km from Turtle Rock and you'll reach this Buddhist site, built on a spectacular rocky hillside. Set aside 45 minutes here to walk the circuit that loops by 143 boards displaying Buddhist proverbs en rout…
Cave in Terelj Area

100 Lama's Cave

Right by the side of the road in the south of the national park is this rocky outcrop that you can scramble up to squeeze within its cavernous space. It's where 100 lamas hid in an attempt to escape the communist pu…
Landmark in Terelj Area

Turtle Rock

In a side valley to the south of Terelj, take the signed turn-off from the main road to Aryapala Initiation & Meditation Centre, and you'll pass this fabulous rock formation that, from a certain angle, genuinely…
Landmark in Terelj Area

Old Man Reading A Book

One of several impressive rock formations in Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, this evocative natural landmark resembles a monk in prayer. Look out for it on the side of the road when driving in south from Terelj village…
Village in Terelj Area

Terelj Village

Terelj Village is about 27km from the park entrance, at the end of a paved road. It has a nice location near the river, and is a good spot to arrange a horse trek, but otherwise there's not much here apart from a fe…