Attractions

Top Choice Statue in Töv

Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex

Few tourists come to Mongolia without visiting its most iconic landmark, a 40m-high glistening silver Chinggis Khaan statue. Constructed in 2008 from stainless steel, the dramatic statue, built with private funds, h…
Top Choice National Park in Töv

Khustain National Park

Situated around 100km southwest of Ulaanbaatar, this 506-sq-km reserve is most famous for its population of takhi, a Mongolian wild horse once thought extinct. Other wildlife in the park includes maral (Asiatic red …
Buddhist Monastery in Bogdkhan Uul

Mandshir Khiid

For the 350 monks who once called this place home, the gorgeous setting around this monastery (elevation 1645m) must have been a daily inspiration. Like most monasteries in Mongolia, Mandshir Khiid was destroyed in …
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…
National Park in Töv

Bogdkhan Uul Strictly Protected Area

The Bogdkhan Uul is said to be the world’s oldest nature reserve. Established in 1778, the park was guarded by 2000 club-wielding lamas. Animal poachers were hauled away in chains, beaten within an inch of their liv…
Mountain in Bogdkhan Uul

Tsetseegün Uul

A popular hike in Bogdkhan Uul is up to its summit at Tsetseegün Uul (2256m), which can be done as a day trek (six hours return) or a more leisurely overnight trip. Bring plenty of water, food and warm clothing, and…
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…