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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 Sports in Töv

Nomadic Naadam

For those unable to make it to Mongolia in July for Naadam – one of the world's great festivals – you no longer have to worry about missing out. The team from Nomadic Naadam have come together to regularly host a mi…
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 …
Top Choice International in Terelj Area

Ayanchin Four Seasons Lodge

This American-owned, architecturally designed lodge is a worthy stop for a meal. As well as serving the likes of cheeseburgers, steaks and pepperoni pizza, it does excellent Mongolian dishes including inventive take…
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…
Mongolian in Töv

Khaan Jims

A short drive from the Chinggis Khan monument, this tourist resort is notable for growing sea buckthorn (known for its medicinal properties). The berry is featured on the menu in juices, shakes and ice cream, alongs…