Aglag Buteel Buddhist monastery
The Aglag Buteel Buddhist monastery is 100 km to North West of Ulaanbaatar, at the front of Dalyn Khavtsal Mountain. Created by Buddhist artist and lama G.Purevbat to practice meditation, to educate and create books.
Buddhism is widely practiced religion in Mongolia and has being revived since the 1990’s after the collapse of communism. As people’s religious freedom return, a number of Buddhist monasteries have newly been established. Mongolia’s renowned Buddhist lama and artist Purevbat has initiated one-the Aglag Buteel monastery. Purevbat has being constructed the monastery to the south of Garid (Garuda) Uul, a stunning mountain with larch forest. Granite rocks have been carved as statues of Buddhist tradition, each signifies a particular symbolic meaning. Enjoy walking tour around the monastery and explore its rich heritage.
Khustai National Park
Khustai National Park is located in Altanbulag Sum, Tuv Province and 100 km west of Ulaanbaatar. Khustai has 506 square km area and was established in 1993. The park protects the wild horse “Takhi”, also known as Przewalski’s wild horse, found nowhere else in the world, and a bio-diversity of other rare wild animals and plants. The quantity of various ecosystems within the park assures an abundance of wildlife. Many of these are mentioned in the Red Data Book as globally threatened with extinction such as the Przewalski’s horse, Mongolian gazelle, red deer, Argali sheep, grey wolf, fox, marmot and many more. See the Takhi wild horse and other wildlife.
Manzushir Monastery is located in the southern part of the mountain Bogd Khan Uul, at an altitude of 1800 meters above sea level. The monastery enjoys a beautifully stunning setting surrounded by a forest of Siberian larch with a backdrop of natural granite cliffs eroded into tors of huge rounded boulders. The monastery had over 20 temples and was once home to at least 300 monks but was destroyed in the 1930s. A reconstruction project is underway. The main temple has been restored and converted into a museum but the other buildings in the area remain in ruins. The ruins of the original monastery, dating from 1733, are clearly visible. There is a big boiling kettle with a diameter of 2.15 meters, a depth of 1.4 meters and capacity of one ton that is known to have been used here to cook food for 1000 people at one time. This place is ideal for trekking, hiking and taking pictures.
Chinggis Khaan’s Statue
Chinggis Khaan Statue complex is located in “Tsonjin Boldog”, a historical place where Chinggis Khaan found his golden whip. The statue was created as a memorial to the Man of the Millennium “Chinggis Khaan”. The 40 meter high stainless steel statue of Chinggis Khaan on the horseback is the largest of its kind in the world. Visitors can climb to the top of the horse’s head and have a farseeing and panoramic view over the complex area.
The 13th Century Theme Park
This is the only place you can visit the old time micro kingdom of the 13th Century and experience the genuine way of living and working during that time. Park visitors can enjoy craftsmen art work, Mongolian calligraphy, learn to write Mongolia traditional scripts, try on traditional Mongolian clothes, ride a horse and a camel and take a lot of unforgettable pictures. All camps are open to you and free to experience.
Terelj National Park
One of the highlights of Mongolia, Terelj National Park, is a picturesque place of high granite cliffs that were eroded by natural forces creating a wonderful landscape of granite tors as if sculpted by some giant sculptor. Terelj is only 60-70 km east of Ulaanbaatar. Terelj National Park was established in 1993 and covers an area of 2932 square km in the southern Khan Khentii Mountain Range. This park has a landscape of transition from Siberian taiga forest to grass steppe. In summer the meadows, carpeted with colorful flowers, mountain pine forests and broad streams make this one of the most beautiful areas in Mongolia. The most visited places in the park are Turtle Rock formation and Aryabal Meditation Temple. Hiking, horseback riding and rock climbing are common activities in Terelj.