Central Region

The 121,967ha Orhon Valley Cultural Landscape encompasses an extensive area of pastureland on both banks of the Orhon River and includes numerous archaeological remains dating back to the 6th century. The site also includes Karakorum, the 13th- and 14th-century capital of Chinggis (Genghis) Khan’s vast Empire.

The town is refreshingly pollution free and picturesquely situated among several peaks making it a good place to overnight on your way to Terhiin Tsagaan Nuur, the Great White Lake.  The lake has volcanic origins, something that is easy to figure out by the trail of solidified lava formations leading from the lake to nearby Horgo Uul volcano.

National Park Hustai where re-introduction of the wild takhi horses (Przhevalsky’s horses) has taken place since 1992. Takhi is last wild horse subspecies surviving in the 21st century. It was discovered in western Mongolia in the late 1870s by the Russian explorer N.M. Przhevalsky.